Nick Kyrgios at his best: 'bad boy' refuses to play after warning, but knocks out Tsitsipas with brilliant tennis

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Australian Nick Kyrgios (ATP 65) on Wednesday knocked out Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the eighth finals of the ATP tournament in German Halle (grass/2,134,520 euros). Set positions were 5-7, 6-2 and 6-4.

Vincent Van GenechtenSource: BELGA

Yet the flamboyant Kyrgios once again made a name for himself off the field. After being warned by the chair umpire for time-wasting, he briefly refused to continue playing. So that didn’t break him in the end.

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Just last week at the ATP tournament in Stuttgart, the enfant terrible was given a penalty point and then also a penalty game for unsportsmanlike behavior at the start of the second set, after he broke a racket and clashed with a group of spectators. Kyrgios later stated that he had been racially treated.

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