Nick Kyrgios throws chair on court before walking off

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Nick Kyrgios throws chair on court before walking off
Nick Kyrgios throws chair on court before walking off

Nick Kyrgios defaulted at the Italian Open on Thursday after throwing a chair on court during his match with Casper Ruud.

The Australian received a game penalty from the umpire for unsportsmanlike conduct after multiple code violations earlier in the match.

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The 24-year-old then slammed his racket down, kicked a water bottle and hurled a chair onto the court.

The umpire called the referee but, before he could be officially defaulted, Kyrgios told the crowd ‘I’m done’, packed up his bag and walked off to loud whistles and jeers.

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It is far from the first controversy Kyrgios has been involved in and the Australian, who will automatically forfeit his prize money, is sure to face a heavy fine at the very least.

He was given a ban by the ATP in 2016 after walking off court midway through a match against Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters and may well find himself suspended again.

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