CONTROVERSIAL tennis star Nick Kyrgios accused a ball boy of putting him off in a semi-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz.
The Australian star was playing in the Halle Open in Germany as he continues his Wimbledon preparations.
Nick Kyrgios strangely accused a ball boy of distracting him during his semi-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz
Kyrgios, 27, has a reputation for his on-court outbursts and in his latest tantrum he took aim at a ball boy.
He shouted: “You just put me off. Run properly, please.”
The ball boy had stumbled while going to pick up the ball after Kyrgios missed his first serve.
He then got his second serve in before hitting a wild forehand out that resulted in Kygrios bemoaning the ball kid.
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At the time, the outspoken star was a set up against Hurkacz serving to draw the second set level at 2-2.
The Pole went on to win the match 4-6 7-6 7-6, setting up a final versus world No.1 Daniil Medvedev.
Kyrgios has been in fine form as he prepares to head to SW19.
In the quarter-final he beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4 6-2 making just four unforced errors all match.
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He also beat former Grand Slam finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round previous.
That match also had it’s drama as Kyrgios smashed a racquet after losing the opening set.
He was also given a warning by the umpire for taking too long between points.
This resulted in him arguing with the umpire and refusing to play until he could talk to a supervisor about the supposed unfair treatment he was getting from the official.
Wimbledon begins on 27th June with Kyrgios set to be unseeded.