Tennis star Kyrgios to fight charge on mental health grounds
Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios will apply to have an assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds, his lawyer told an Australian court on Tuesday. Lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith appeared on behalf of Kyrgios in a court in the tennis star's hometown of Canberra and asked for an adjournment so forensic mental health reports could be prepared. Magistrate Glenn Theakston adjourned the case until Feb. 3, when Kyrgios’ lawyers are expected to apply to have the charge dismissed under a section of the local crimes law.news.yahoo.com
Khachanov stops Kyrgios in 5 sets; faces Ruud in semifinals
Karen Khachanov stood on court, arms raised, basking in a rowdy crowd's cheers after reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at the U.S. Open. Not far away, Nick Kyrgios took out some of his frustration at the so-close-yet-so-far result on a pair of rackets. First, shortly after the last point of his 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 loss to Khachanov, Kyrgios cracked his piece of equipment against the ground — once, twice, three, four times.news.yahoo.com
Kyrgios beats 2021 champ Medvedev, discusses mental state
Nick Kyrgios sat in the Arthur Ashe Stadum locker room after ending Daniil Medvedev's U.S. Open title defense and stay at No. 1 in the rankings and felt a mix of pride and relief. Pride at the big-serving, solid-returning performance that resulted in a 7-6 (11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Medvedev on Sunday night, the latest in a series of career-altering results that carried Kyrgios to his first quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows on the heels of his run to his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.news.yahoo.com
Kyrgios would consider 1st-round US Open loss a win for him
In the next, ever an enigma, the 23rd-seeded Kyrgios says he can’t wait for his stay in the Flushing Meadows bracket to be over — perhaps as soon as Monday night, when he faces his “good mate,” fellow Australian and doubles partner Thanasi Kokkikanis — so he can head back home to the other side of the world. The rest of the schedule Monday will be overshadowed by the contest that precedes Kyrgios vs. Kokkinakis at night: 23-time major champion Serena Williams, in what could be the last singles match of her career, against Danka Kovinic.news.yahoo.com
Wimbledon fan taking legal action against Nick Kyrgios
A tennis fan who was temporarily removed from Centre Court during the men's Wimbledon final following a complaint by Nick Kyrgios is taking legal action against the Australian tennis player for what she describes as a “reckless and entirely baseless allegation.” During a changeover i n his match against Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios complained to the umpire that a spectator was distracting him while he was serving, saying she was intoxicated and that she should be removed from the stands. The spectator, Anna Palus, said in a statement released by her lawyers on Tuesday that she was bringing defamation proceedings against Kyrgios in a bid to clear her name.news.yahoo.com
Osaka loses to Zhang, Gauff quits with injury at Cincinnati
Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka was eliminated by Shuai Zhang, 6-4, 7-5, in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The tournament outside Cincinnati lost another big name, Coco Gauff, when she retired from her match against qualifier Marie Bouzkova with a left ankle injury. Gauff had her ankle taped after the first set and dropped out after the first game of the second set.news.yahoo.com
Kyrgios survives 6 match points, beats Tiafoe at Citi Open
Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios fought off six match points during a second-set tiebreaker against hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe, then raced past him in the third set to win 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12), 6-2 at the Citi Open on Friday night. In the first-ever meeting between the players, Kyrgios allowed the first set to slip away with some mental lapses, then frustrated Tiafoe during the lengthy second-set tiebreak, which concluded with the Maryland native slamming his racket onto the court and kicking it. The hard-court U.S. Open tuneup in Washington is the first tournament for Kyrgios since he lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.news.yahoo.com
Wimbledon updates | Nadal defeats Fritz to reach semifinals
Rafael Nadal advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals after winning a fifth-set tiebreaker against Taylor Fritz of the United States. Nadal beat the 11th-seeded American 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-4) on Centre Court. The 36-year-old Spaniard will next play Nick Kyrgios for a place in Sunday’s final.news.yahoo.com
Wimbledon's all-white clothing bothers some, delights others
Before being interviewed on Centre Court about his return to the Wimbledon quarterfinals, Nick Kyrgios traded in his all-white grass-court shoes for a red-and-white pair of basketball sneakers, and swapped out his white hat for a red one. The second stipulation: “White does not include off white or cream.”news.yahoo.com
Kyrgios docked point, then game, and falls at Miami Open
Nick Kyrgios lost his cool, then a point, then a game and then the match. The all-too-familiar trend that has often overshadowed the super-popular, super-talented and super-perplexing Australian’s career path continued Tuesday at the Miami Open, where Kyrgios was ousted in the fourth round by No. 9 seed Jannik Sinner of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3. Kyrgios’ meltdown will be, his afternoon replete with racket throws and smashes, plenty of heated words with chair umpire Carlos Bernardes and even a fan somehow trying to get a selfie when tensions were at their peak.news.yahoo.com
Badosa feeling right at home, moves on at Miami Open
Paula Badosa was midway through an on-court interview after another victory at the Miami Open when a thought crossed her mind. A few words in Spanish later, the crowd — always multicultural in the melting pot that is Miami — was roaring in delight. In whatever language, Badosa is through to the fourth round at the Miami Open after rolling past Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday.news.yahoo.com
Nick Kyrgios faces possible suspension after outburst
Lintao Zhang/Getty Images(CNN) - Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios could face a 16-week suspension from ATP events and a $25,000 fine after his on court outburst at the Cincinnati Masters in August. Both the potential fine and suspension will be lifted after a six-month probationary period provided Kyrgios meets a number of conditions laid down by the ATP. Kyrgios has five days to launch an appeal but the Australian has said on social media he will accept the probation. This isn't the first time Kyrgios' behavior has been subject to scrutiny either. More recently, he labeled the ATP as "pretty corrupt" during the US Open when asked about his hefty fine at Cincinnati.
Nick Kyrgios labels ATP 'pretty corrupt' after US Open win
(CNN) - Nick Kyrgios dispatched Steve Johnson in straight sets in the first round of the US Open, but it was his comments after the match that sparked controversy. "ATP's pretty corrupt anyway, so I'm not fussed about it at all," Kyrgios told reporters in New York of his fine. "Why are we talking about something that happened three weeks ago when I just chopped up someone [in the] first round of the US Open?" At that point, the match was evenly poised with Kyrgios 1-0 up and on serve, before prevailing in a tie break in the second set. Kyrgios, who has never progressed past the third round at the US Open, next faces Frenchman Antoine Hoang.
Nick Kyrgios smashes 2 rackets, curses at umpire
Lintao Zhang/Getty Images(CNN) - Nick Kyrgios is once again in hot water after walking off the court to smash two rackets and calling an umpire a "f***ing tool." After Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he called umpire Fergus Murphy "the worst f***ing ref ever, the worst ref in the game. Having left the court with two rackets, cameras caught the world number 27 breaking them before making his way back to the court. After the defeat, Kyrgios called Murphy a "f***ing tool" and spat on the court in the chair umpire's direction before leaving. Not the first timeThis is not the first time Kyrgios has expressed his displeasure at umpire Murphy's decision-making.
Serena Williams fined $10,000 for damaging Wimbledon court
(CNN) - Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been handed a $10,000 fine for damaging one of the practice courts with her racquet. The American has previously been fined $10,000 at the All England Club for repeatedly smashing her racket on the court during a second-round victory over Christina McHale in 2016. Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus have also been fined $10,000 for incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct. The 37-year-old Williams is targeting a first Wimbledon title since 2016 and a record-equaling 24th grand slam victory. Williams and her mixed doubles partner Andy Murray are also in second-round action against Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo Tuesday.
Rafael Nadal edges past Nick Kyrgios in Center Court thriller
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in his Men's Singles second round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia during Day 4 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2019, in London. (CNN) - Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios played out a Wimbledon classic on Center Court, with the Spaniard coming out on top 6-3 3-6 7-6 7-6. It was a fiery affair at times as Nadal showed levels of on-court emotion rarely seen throughout his career, whipping the crowd up and desperately urging them to get behind him. During the second set, Kyrgios remonstrated with umpire Damien Dumusois after becoming frustrated with Nadal's slow play and the length of time he was taking in between points. The quality of tennis on display was more reminiscent of a grand slam final rather than a second round match as both players hit a number of stunning winners from all over the court.