Bad boy tennis Nick Kirgius is facing suspension and a heavy fine following a tantrum that led to his Italian Open default on Thursday.
A few hours after an explosive interview with the podcast did not remain left, which he tore into Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Fernando Verdasco, Australian Kergius stormed out of his second showdown with Caspar Rudd after throwing a chair on the court.
The Norwegian candidate led 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 2-1 at the same time and Kirgius, frustrated to lose a point on serve, received a warning about ball abuse.
He then deviated from any movement in the stands during a demonstration and made his feelings known to the audience, anchoring the point in unsportsmanlike behavior and then punishing the game for the same offense.
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Shocked at the decision, Kirgius initializes a bottle of water and then the stunned spectators pick up a folding wooden chair and throw it across the court before picking up his bag and storming, though he shake by Rod and Judge the chair.
"An event day, to put it mildly," wrote Kirgius in Instagram later.
"The feelings improved on me and I just wanted to say that the atmosphere was crazy there today, it's just unfortunate that it should have ended by default, sorry Rome, maybe I'll see you again."
The game was then awarded to the World No. 76, which now turns Juan Martin del Potro into the quarterfinals.
Serial criminal Kirgius, who has a history of bad behavior, was suspended by the ATP Tour in 2016 for tanks in the match against Misha Zverev and insulting fans during a loss at the Shanghai Masters.
ATP confirmed that Kirgius would lose A $ 33,635 (NZ $ 35,181) in prize money from the tournament, in addition to 45 ATP points, and said there would likely be further penalties until further investigation.
In 2015, Kyrgios insulted Stan Wawrinka with rude comments during a match in Montreal.
Kyrgios was fined $ US $ 1,500 (NZ $ 19,120) and given a 28 day ban condition.
He also criticized the decision not to play at the 2016 Olympics because of the greenery with chef de mission Kitty Chiller.