VIDEO: Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic in Fresh Controversies at US Open 2016

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 | 0

Australian tennis players Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic were in the centre of controversies during their respective first-round matches at the US Open 2016 on Tuesday.

While Kyrgios, the No. 14 seed, clinched a straight-set 6-4 6-4 6-4 conquest of Britain’s Aljaz Bedene, 17th-seeded Tomic tumbled to a 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-6 loss to Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.

Kyrgios attracted a code of violation for redundantly smashing a ball that went on to just about miss a line judge. This, however, didn’t go down well with the 21-year-old.

“You are giving me a code violation for hitting the ball too hard?” he appealed. “Look at the dimensions of the court. You think I have much space?”

No wonder, Kyrgios refrained from the customary post-match handshake with the chair umpire.

Meanwhile, Tomic was accused of using foul-mouthed language in response to a spectator who allegedly made indecent comments to him.

The 23-year-old hit back, saying: “I will put my balls in your mouth,” before adding “I will give you some money to make you feel good.”

He, however, apologized for his remarks later.

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