Kyrgios beats hasty Shanghai retreat for third year running

  • Kyrgios beats hasty Shanghai retreat for third year running

Kyrgios beats hasty Shanghai retreat for third year running

Fritz, a qualifier in Shanghai who is ranked 60th in the world, also had 14 aces.

"I think it's really up to him where he wants to go and what his potential really holds".

"You know exactly what I meant, Nick".

Previous year he was fined $US10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct after hitting two balls out the stadium and quitting mid-match against Steve Johnson in the first round of the tournament. You realise that, right?

Last night, the 23-year-old was dumped out of the Shanghai Masters, following a clash with an umpire who deemed his efforts to be 'borderline'.

The Shanghai Masters has been a particularly unhappy hunting ground for Kyrgios over the years, with this being the fourth year in a row that he has stoked controversy at the competition.

Federer, who admitted that the hard graft did not necessarily come naturally to him either, backed Kyrgios to "win bigger tournaments and do all these things".

It is the third time in as many Shanghai appearances that Kyrgios has departed the Masters 1000 event under a cloud.

Last month umpire Mohamed Lahyani was suspended from his next two scheduled tournaments after trying to encourage Kyrgios during a match at the US Open.

The Croatian saved two break points at 3-3 in the second set and claimed three of the first four games in the decider.

A 22-time grand slam champion - in double and mixed doubles - and former Davis Cup coach, Woodbridge said Kyrgios should next year try to focus his energies on the majors. "There's a way of playing tennis on a tennis court", he said. Scheduling is huge for him.

"I think we're two very different characters", said Kyrgios following his loss to the Swiss at the US Open.

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?"

Kyrgios made no initial public comment after his defeat by qualifier Klahn, but has previously spoken of his intent to learn from Federer.