'Garbage': Nick Kyrgios explodes after 'horrendous' decision

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) getting frustrated and (pictured left) breaking his racquet.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) was livid after losing the first set and shattered his racquet at the Australian Open. (Getty Images)

Aussie Nick Kyrgios has exploded in his second round clash against Uno Humbert at the Australian Open after dropping the first set.

A raucous crowd were willing Kyrgios on against 29th seed Humbert when Kyrgios was serving to stay in the first set at 6-5.

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But Kyrgios made a few rash decisions and opted for a couple of drop shots, which were unsuccessful.

The crowd suddenly became silent as Humbert snatched momentum and the first set.

But in typical Kyrgios fashion he snapped his racquet when arriving back at his bench.

“Strange choice, the drops shots,” Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt said after he was asked if it was the right decision for Kyrgios to use during a crucial game.

Kyrgios was rightfully penalised with a code violation for breaking the racquet.

Fans were also equally surprised with his shot selection, but none to surprised when Kyrgios lost his temper.

Kyrgios erupts in the first round encounter

Kyrgios overcame a slow start to beat Portugal's Frederico Ferreira Silva 6-4 6-4 6-4 in 119 minutes in their round-one encounter.

Despite the win, the Aussie star was a picture of frustration throughout the match and yelled at his box in a strange rant during the first set.

“Tell your girlfriend to get out of my box,” he yelled.

It was unclear who Kyrgios’ spray was directed at, however the only people sitting in his box appeared to be his father Giorgos, sister Halimah, brother Christos and Christos’ girlfriend Alicia Gowans.

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