NICK KYRGIOS was involved in another row with an umpire during the US Open as his opponent asked him if he wanted to “play f****** tennis”.
After knocking out Steve Johnson in the first round at Flushing Meadows, the 24-year-old then branded the ATP as “corrupt” following his £93k fine at the Cincinnati Masters
Towards the end of the second set, Kyrgios lots his temper at British umpire James Keothavong after he claimed he was distracted by people walking to their seats while he was serving.
He asked Keothavong at the end of the ninth game: “Is that your job? Why are you not looking at people coming in on my first serve?
“Obviously as I toss the ball, I saw it – that’s your job. Why are you looking at me when I serve? It doesn’t make sense.”
An angry Johnson was left fuming over his antics, as he asked the Aussie bad-boy: “Do you want to play f****** tennis or host a s***show.”
Kyrgios ignored the American’s comment as he eventually eased into the second round of the US Open after winning 6-3, 7-6, 6-4.
The former Wimbledon quarter-finalist was then asked what he made of the record-breaking fine he was given at the Cincinnati Masters last month after he smashed two rackets, while he also verbally abused umpire Fergus Murphy.