Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2019

Nick Kyrgios refuses to play US Open match in shirt collar row | Tennis | Sport

Kyrgios has already got himself in trouble at the US Open for calling the ATP ‘pretty corrupt’.

But he strode onto Grandstand for his second round match with Antoine Hoang this evening to a huge ovation from the fans.

Yet within minutes, the Australian had already upset the officials.

During his warm-up, Kyrgios lifted up his collar to reveal the words ‘Just do you’, a play on the Nike slogan ‘Just do it’.

However, the match umpire told Kyrgios he was not allowed to play with the phrase on show.

Kyrgios then called the match supervisor and told him: “I wanna see the rule. I wanna see the rule.

“I’m not going to play until you show me the rule.”

After a back and forth with the official, Kyrgios left his chair and walked to the back of the court and signalled his intention to play.

And in the opening game on Hoang’s serve, Kyrgios broke the Frenchman to take an early lead.


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