Federer warns Kyrgios over work ethic after Shanghai strop

Lynette Rowe
October 11, 2018

Dumusois told Kyrgios a point early in the second set "was really borderline", which prompted a fiery response from the Australian who reacted by saying "I don't care".

It didn't end there as Kyrgios turned to Dumusois after hitting an ace and sarcastically asked: "Was that borderline poor?".

Coric, who had failed to win a match in his last two appearances in Beijing and Shenzhen, saved two break points at 3-3 in the second set and clinched the first four games of the decider to record his 32nd match win of the season.

He later said to the umpire: "You know I literally could just go to the ATP office after this and say I just felt put down from your comment and you'd be in trouble, right?"

"It hasn't been the year he'd like and I think next year it's about a focus on slams and actually performing and going deep in those", he said.

Kyrgios was fined after he stormed off mid-way through his first-round exit in the event previous year, while in 2016 he argued with spectators and was accused of giving away points in another defeat. Federer warns Kyrgios Roger Federer warned temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday that he would never fulfil his potential without the work ethic to go with his talent.

Kyrgios' Shanghai strop is the latest controversy to engulf him in China.

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In that game, in which the un-seeded German dismantled Kyrgios in just 48 minutes, Kyrgios appeared to walk off court before Zverev had completed his service game, leading to a chorus of boos.

Australian Nick Kyrgios was involved in a prolonged argument with French umpire Damien Dumusois during his first-round exit at the Shanghai Masters.

He was also fined $US1,500 at the 2015 edition of the tournament after audibly swearing and complaining the event was a "circus".

The 23-year-old was beaten by world No. 104 Bradley Klahn though he won the opening set of the match 4-6 6-4 6-3.

De Minaur is ranked one spot ahead of compatriot John Millman as both climbed spots due to Kyrgios' dramatic, 11-place fall.

During last month's US Open, an umpire copped a ban after he gave Kyrgios a freakish mid-match pep talk.

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