Wimbledon 2019: What Nick Kyrgios said to umpire to earn code violation against Rafael Nadal

There is no love lost between the pair since a feud broke out at the beginning of the year in Acapulco

Luke Brown
Wimbledon
Thursday 04 July 2019 18:24
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Nick Kyrgios took on Rafael Nadal in the second round of the men’s singles at Wimbledon on Thursday afternoon, and the match between the two arch-rivals was as bad-tempered as predicted.

There is no love lost between the pair since a feud broke out at the beginning of the year in Acapulco, when Nadal objected to Kyrgios serving underarm to him,

Nadal’s uncle Toni then heavily criticised Kyrgios after he threw a chair on to the court and then defaulted, suggesting he “lacked education”.

Ahead of this match Kyrgios admitted that the two were “unlikely to ever share a beer” and their second round clash started in suitably enigmatic fashion, with Nadal breaking the Australian in the opening game of the match and later serving out for the set.

Kyrgios was growing increasingly frustrated at Nadal’s slow play and earned himself a warning for complaining to the umpire Damien Dumusois too vociferously.

“Wow, you’ve got so much power up there,” Kyrgios told him. “Look at you! Look at you!”

But the warning did not deter the Australian from continuing his verbal onslaught.

“You’re no-one. You think you’re important. You have no idea what’s going on. You’re a disgrace,” he complained not long after.

He then nearly wiped Nadal out with a forehand down the middle, before regaining his composure to break and earn a 5-3 lead in the second set.

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