LOOK: Nick Kyrgios smashes rackets after US Open loss, says non-Grand Slam tournaments are 'a waste of time'

Nick Kyrgios’ United States Open run pertained to an end after a five-set match versus Karen Khachanov on Tuesday night’s quarterfinal round. The Australian star did not have a smashing start, however he definitely ended the match that method. 

After completing for 3 hours and 39 minutes, Khachanov left with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7(7-3,) 6-4 success. The 2 gamers shook the chair umpire’s hand, and Kyrgios started strolling towards his chair however chose it was not time to put his racket in the bag yet.

Instead, Kyrgios smashed it 3 times and after that tossed it on the hard-court surface area. The noticeably bent racket went flying into the air, however Kyrgios had actually not had enough. He took out a 2nd racket that likewise suffered a comparable fate.

There had actually been some issue about a possible knee injury in the very first set, however Kyrgios stated it was not a huge offer. He credited Khachanov’s skill, particularly his serve. Although it was a tight competitors, Kyrgios stated for him it seemed like it was “either winning it all or nothing at all.” During journalism conference, the Australian star stated he seemed like he had actually stopped working. What made it much more discouraging, he confessed, was the truth that he was fresh off removing world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev.

“I feel like s–t. I feel like I let so many people down,” he stated.

Khachanov was inquired about the racket event, and he stated he comprehended where Kyrgios was originating from. 

“I mean it’s painful. I think it hurts for him, and it would be the same for me if I lose that match,” Khachanov stated. “It’s never easy to lose five sets because you give it your best throughout the whole match.”

This is not the very first time Kyrgios has actually smashed a racket, it’s not even the very first time he’s done it in this competitors. During the preliminary doubles match versus Hugo Gaston and Lorenzo Musetti, both Kyrgios and his partner Thanasi Kokkinakis tossed their rackets, although not rather at the exact same time. When Kyrgios did it, Kokkinakis appeared more calm and even assisted his colleague select it up. After he commended him, Kyrgios tossed it once again. The racket was too harmed to utilize, so he offered it to a fan in the crowd. The Australian set got gotten rid of in the round of 16. 

Kyrgios’ responses have actually ended up being a part of what makes him an amusing gamer to see, however not keeping his cool has definitely cost him. During his 2nd round win over Benjamin Bonzi, Kyrgios had an outburst towards his gamers box. He wound up getting fined $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct after he was seen swearing and spitting on the court — the biggest fine ever provided at the United States Open.

After losing to Khachanov, Kyrgios was asked if he was provided for the year or if he would contend in other competitions. He did not appear too interested, stating he seemed like he required to begin once again and wait on the Australian Open.

“I think pretty much every other tournament during the year is a waste of time really,” Kyrgios stated. “You should just run up and show up at a Grand Slam. That’s what you’re remembered by.” 

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