Australian tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios knocked out of Australian Open warm-up, loses his cool

Nick Kyrgios’ Australian Open preparation has floor to a halt with defeat to Croatia’s Borna Coric in his warm-up occasion at Melbourne Park.

The Australian once more struggled with ache in his left knee throughout Friday’s 6-3 6-4 third-round loss of the Murray River Open.

Kyrgios misplaced his cool through the second set, venting his frustration with the blustery situations on an out of doors court docket, and was given a number of warnings by the chair umpire.

Coric was one of the gamers who examined optimistic to COVID-19 final June on the Adria Tour occasion organised by Novak Djokovic, who Kyrgios later labelled “boneheaded” for going forward with the exhibition match.

Kyrgios’ defeat left three Australians nonetheless vying for spots within the Murray River Open’s final eight.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios prepares to throw his racket into the stands during his match against Croatia's Borna Coric.
Digicam IconAustralia’s Nick Kyrgios prepares to throw his racket into the stands throughout his match towards Croatia’s Borna Coric. Credit score: Andy Brownbill/AP

Alex Bolt will tackle three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka, Alexei Popyrin is up towards Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and James Duckworth will play Frenchman Corentin Moutet.

Earlier on Friday, Jordan Thompson continued his robust kind with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Spain’s Mario Vilella Martinez within the Nice Ocean Street Open.

The world No.52 will again up towards Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro in a quarter-final match later within the day. 

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Jordan Thompson has continued his encouraging kind, advancing to the quarter- finals of his Australian Open warm-up occasion at Melbourne Park.

Sydneysider Thompson saved three break factors earlier than successful his second match level to place the full-stop on an in any other case simple 6-4 6-4 victory over Spain’s Mario Vilella Martinez within the Nice Ocean Street Open on Friday.

The world no.52 is slated to again up in a quarter-final match later within the day.

He’ll meet Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro, who beat Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz 7-6 (6-3) 6-3 after shifting previous Australians Thomas Fancutt and Matthew Ebden within the first two rounds.

Alex Bolt will tackle three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka; Alexei Popyrin is up towards Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov; and James Duckworth will play Frenchman Corentin Moutet.

As much as 25mm of rain is forecast in Melbourne on Friday however the moist climate has up to now held off, permitting the condensed schedule to go forward as deliberate.