After smashing the racket at Miami Open meltdown, Nick Kyrgios is chased by a court invader


Nick Kyrgios was pursued by a court invasionr after he took a photo of his Miami Open loss to Jannick Sinner. The match was temporarily halted as security entered the court in an effort to remove the invader.

The Australian lost his rag in multiple defeats to the Italian, 6-7(3) 3-6. Kyrgios (26), who played his match today on the Grandstand Court, was upset by the differences in the surface to the Stadium court where he had played three of his previous matches.

The Aussie was given a code violation in the first set for an audible obscenity. After his walky talky inadvertently went off mid-rally during the first set, world No.102 decided to turn his attentions to Carlos Bernardes, chair umpire.

He was penalized with a point for violating the code in the first set. The situation escalated when Kyrgios double-faulted and Kyrgios took 7-6(3) the opener.

The big server kept ranting at the official, speaking also to his box. Retreating to his bench for the changeover, Kyrgios wasn’t done there and continued yelling at the umpire to explain why he had given him a violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.

He demanded a supervisor, and repeatedly hit his racket on concrete. Kyrgios was then given a game penalty by Bernades, meaning that he started the second set with a deficit of 1-0.

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Nick Kyrgios broke his racket, confronted his chair umpire, and was pursued by a court intruder during his match at Miami Open

Sinner won the match after Sinner was only one violation away. The match was a great success and the ninth seed was very pleased with his performance.

“Today I raised a little bit my level,”Sinner stated this in an interview with the court. “I had to, because he’s a very aggressive player, especially when he serves well. I’m very happy about my performance today. I think he’s very solid on his backhand, which he plays very, very flat,”Sinner,

“I tried to somehow move him a little bit, trying to make him a little bit off balance, especially trying to get as many balls in return games in the court, which today I think I did very well.”Next, he will play Frances Tiafoe (28th seed) or Francisco Cerundolo (Argentine).