'F***ing disgrace': Nick Kyrgios in spectacular doubles blow-up

Nick Kyrgios has blown up at a Miami Open chair umpire following a number of ‘questionable’ line calls during a doubles defeat.

The Australian reached the third round of the singles tournament with a win on Saturday morning AEDT.

But on Sunday he and American Taylor Fritz were beaten in the doubles by Guido Pella and Joao Sousa, who won 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (3-7) 10-8.

The headline moment came in a courtside video captured by tennis fan Ken after the players exchanged handshakes at the net.

“What the f*** is wrong with you?!” Kyrgios screamed at the umpire.

“You’re a f***ing disgrace. F***ing disgrace.”

The 23-year-old promptly smashed his racquet in front of the chair.

The blow-up began during the match, with Kyrgios and Fritz reportedly docked a point after a second code violation for verbal abuse.

Nick Kyrgios blew up at the chair umpire and smashed his racquet after the loss. Pic: Twitter

It’s not the first time this week Kyrgios has been angered by umpires at the Miami Open, which has seen courts and officials stretched thin by rain delays and subsequent expanded schedules.

In his singles win over Alexander Bublik, Kyrgios questioned why a line judge was able to make multiple mistakes without receiving fines – unlike players.

But despite impressing in an interview on American television after that match, he was unable to hide his frustrations about the line calls 24 hours later.

“You think that’s alright? You think it’s alright: yes or no?” he asked a person sitting behind the umpire.

“Yes or no? That’s not an answer. He’s a disgrace. Come out here and play 100 per cent and deal with idiots like him.”

Repeating an argument from his win over Bublik, Kyrgios added: “Does he get fined for his mistakes? It’s rubbish, man.”

The fan who recorded the video said line calls and overrules by the chair umpire were to blame.

“Basically it was normal NK stuff. There were though several overrules by the umpire which sent NK, of course, to another dimension,” Ken wrote.

“NK basically thinks he’s always right and takes supreme umbrage when everyone else doesn’t agree with him.”

Another fan in attendance, however, suggested Kyrgios was right to question the umpires’ line decisions:



Kyrgios appeared to have put the anger behind him quickly, poking fun at himself for an unexpected mistake early in the match:


He will return to the court tomorrow to face Dusan Lajovic for place in the fourth round.