Watch: Nick Kyrgios calls umpire delusional, gets away with just a warning

first_imgNick Kyrgios is known for his outbursts on court and he was at it again on Saturday as he battled against Roger Federer in the Laver Cup in Chicago.Kyrgios and his Team World captain John McEnroe got into an argument with the chair umpire after the latter ruled against the Australian’s serve in the second set.In the second set, Kyrgios was down 1-3 and defending a break-point when Hawkeye overruled a line umpire who had ruled the Australian’s serve was out.Laver Cup: Novak Djokovic loses to Kevin Anderson in second succesive matchInstead of getting the ace, the chair umpire ruled the point was to be replayed, which set Kyrgios off.”You are delusional,” Kyrgios fumed, before McEnroe jumped in as well adding that he hoped the umpire would “get a little present after the match”. Federer meanwhile, had a good laugh as Kyrgios and McEnroe had a go at the umpire. The point was replayed and a furious Kyrgios was broken again.Watch Djokovic’s priceless reaction after hitting Federer with a forehand”It was a shit judgement, everyone here knows it,” Kyrgios carried on ranting at the call but all he got was a warning from the chair umpire. Kyrgios eventually went down 6-3, 6-2 against Federer as Team Europe took a 7-1 lead against Team World.Even thought kyrgios was right arguing the chair umpire’s decision but god that behavior was intense #LaverCup (@iRnn__) September 22, 2018A Nick Kyrgios & John McEnroe tandem at the #LaverCup was always going to be combustible Casey (@JohnCasey2880) September 23, 2018The scenes during the match once again brought forward the apparent inequality between men’s and women’s tennis as Serena Williams suffered a much worse fate after calling the chair umpire a “thief” during a Grand Slam final earlier this month.US Open Final: Serena Williams calls chair umpire a thief, accuses him of sexismThe tennis fraternity came out in full support after what happened with Serena in the US Open final on September 10 as the American alleged the chair umpire for double standards and said that she was a victim of sexism.WTA comes out in support of Serena Williams after chair umpire rowSerena was given three code violations, including verbal abuse, by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles final along with a fine of USD 17000 for rule violations, and American and critics inside and outside of tennis argued that she wasn’t treated the same as some male players.Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US OpenThe only difference here is Serena’s verbal abuse warning was her third of the night while the warning that Kyrgios received was his first.How the sexism row between #SerenaWilliams and the umpire unfolded at the US Open 2018 final https:/ (@DaRealmusicprod) September 13, 2018WTA however, called for equal treatment of all tennis players and coaching to be allowed across the sport. But that is clearly not happening in professional tennis at the moment.Stay strong black queen @serenawilliams (@industry21mag) September 9, 2018Novak Djokovic, who is a part of Team Europe in the Laver Cup, had also given his point of view in the matter and said that Ramos should not have pushed Serena so hard.”Just maybe changed – not maybe, but he did change the course of the match,” Djokovic said. “Was, in my opinion, maybe unnecessary. We all go through our emotions, especially when you’re fighting for a Grand Slam trophy.”But he disagreed with WTA CEO Steve Simon that men and women are treated differently.”I don’t see things as Mr. Simon does. I really don’t,” Djokovic said. “I think men and women are, you know, treated in this way or the other way depending on the situation. It’s hard to generalize things, really. I don’t see it’s necessary really to debate that.”Tennis legend Billie Jean King had also come out in support of Serena saying, “When a woman is emotional, she’s “hysterical” and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s “outspoken” and there are no repercussions. Thank you, @serenawilliams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same.”(1/2) Several things went very wrong during the @usopen Women’s Finals today. Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. It isn’t, and as a result, a player was penalized for the actions of her coach. This should not happen.advertisementBillie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 9, 2018(2/2) When a woman is emotional, she’s hysterical and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s outspoken & and there are no repercussions. Thank you, @serenawilliams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same.Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 9, 2018last_img

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