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Nick Kyrgios smashes rackets in post-match meltdown: ‘Honestly, I feel like shit’


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Controversial Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was filmed destroying two tennis rackets after losing a match to Russia’s Karen Khachanov at the US Open on Wednesday.

Kyrgios lost 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3) and 4-6 in the match against Khachanov, which lasted nearly four hours.

The video shows the 27-year-old Australian calmly walking towards his bags after his Grand Slam hopes were dashed.

Kyrgios then suddenly proceeds with a major tantrum – smashing his tennis racket against the ground three times before throwing it.

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia throws a racket during their match against Karen Kachanov of Russia in the Men’s Quarterfinals at the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 06, 2022 in New York City.
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Kyrgios is then seen grabbing a second racquet and throwing it to the ground with such force that it almost bounced off the net.

This follows another outburst from Kyrgios this week, where he was seen spitting and swearing at his own team box.

“‘Go home if you won’t support me bro,’ Kyrgios shouted at his group of fans, including his girlfriend Costen Hatzi. For his behavior, Krygios was fined $7,500.

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“Honestly, I feel like crap. I feel like I let so many people down,” Kyrgios said bluntly in the press conference after the controversial match with Khachanov.

“I’m obviously devastated,” added the despondent tennis player. “But all credit goes to Karen. He’s a fighter. He’s a warrior. I think he served really well today.”

Nick Kyrgios smashes rackets in post-match meltdown: ‘Honestly, I feel like shit’

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts against Daniil Medvedev during their men’s singles fourth round match on day seven of the 2022 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 04, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York .
(Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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“Honestly probably the best server I’ve played this tournament with, to be honest the way he was hitting his spots under pressure,” Kyrgios added.

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