Nick Kyrgios forfeits game after Italian Open meltdown

Kyrgio was serving at 1-1 in the third set against Casper Ruud when the referee gave a point against him for unsportsmanlike conduct for swearing.

Kyrgios defaulted the match with Ruud winning 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 2-1 to advance to the third round.   -  AP

Australian Nick Kyrgios forfeited his second-round game at the Italian Open on Thursday after walking off court against Norwegian Casper Ruud.

The controversial figure was serving at 1-1 in the third set when the referee gave a point against him for unsportsmanlike conduct for swearing.

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His response was to kick a water bottle before throwing a chair, packing his bag and then storming off court.

Kyrgios defaulted the match with Ruud winning 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 2-1 to advance to the third round.