Australian Open: Daniil Medvedev suffers bleed, Rafael Nadal hails ballgirl bravery, Serena Williams talks boxing
Added 01-23-20 11:37:02am EST - “Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon both mocked Rafael Nadal and earned sanctions from umpire Fergus Murphy on an eventful day at the Australian Open when top seed Nadal dealt with an incident of his own and questions about his legacy.” - Rt.com
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After both players were given time violations, Kyrgios made umpire Murphy smile by appearing to impersonate Rafael Nadal’s trait of tucking his hair behind his ears and checking his shorts before serving.
Simon then left Kyrgios twirling his racket with laughter after performing his own impression of the world number one, although Kyrgios could afford a joke at that stage, serving at two sets and 2-0 up.
Two breaks later, Kyrgios had lost the third set. The at-times incendiary personality proceeded to have an altercation with his own corner, chastising their advice to him to “stay tough” before winning the deciding set 7-5 and apologizing to his team, admitting he had acted like “a d*******.”
Nick Kyrgios mimicking Rafael Nadal’s service routine after the Aussie was given a time violation warning.The two could meet in #AusOpen 4th round ????pic.twitter.com/eimkxuK0fo
“It’s epic,” he said of the atmosphere around Margaret Court Arena, drawing whoops and roars from the home fans that contrasted with his own apparently somber post-match mood.
???? THIS MOMENT ???? pic.twitter.com/Qx644fBwgw— Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rnadalacademy) January 23, 2020
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