17 seed Nick Kyrgios was in the heat of the authorities as he shouted at a ballboy on his match against Marco Cecchinato on the first day of Roland Garros.
Umpire Carlos Ramos has given a warning of code violation to Kyrgios in the 40th minute of the match after Kyrgios yelled at one of the ballboys to give him a towel.
Kyrgios defended that he only raised his voice because he couldn’t be heard because of the noise of the crowd, but Ramos became firm on his decision and explained that it was the way he said it that earned him the violation.
Kyrgios continued through the match, but later approached Ramos saying he did not do anything wrong and complained to the chair umpire about the incident when Novak Djokovic did not get a violation when he pushed the hand of the umpire on the Italian Open last month.
Before going back to the court, Kyrgios mouthed some curse words and accused Ramos’ decision as “unbelievably biased.”
Nevertheless, Kyrgios was able to win against Marco Cecchinato with 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), 6-4.
He later explained in his news conference after the game his reference to Djokovic, saying that if he was the one who pushed the hand of the umpire, it would have been an “absolute circus,” and if it was Djokovic, it would be like nothing happened.
This is not Kyrgios’ first time to be reprimanded for his actions. He was fined $25,000 and suspended for 28 days by the ATP for his comments on Stan Wawrinka on the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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