TENNIS- Australian hot-head Nick Kyrgios was disqualified from Italian Open on Thursday for swearing in and throwing chair on to the court.
World number 36 Kyrgios was given a code violation for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after being broken early in the third set.
Kyrgios shook hands with his Norwegian opponent Casper Rudd in the second round of men’s singles and the umpire and then strode off the court in anger, effectively defaulting himself from the contest.
He later wrote on Instagram: “Very eventful day to say to the least. Emotions got the better of me and I just wanted to say that the atmosphere was crazy out there today, just super unfortunate that it had to end in a default.
“Sorry Roma, see you again, maybe.”
Ruud was leading 6-3 6-7(5) 2-1 when Kyrgios was disqualified and will face Juan Martin del Potro in the third round.