Todd Woodbridge defends 'tired and jaded' Nick Kyrgios

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       Nick Kyrgios was involved in an on-going argument with the umpire after the official suggested there was a lack

3:26 Nick Kyrgios was involved in an on-going argument with the umpire after the official suggested there was a lack

The second set of the match, which American world number 104 Klahn won 4-6 6-4 6-3, saw Frenchman Dumusois at one stage tell Kyrgios: "Nick - last point was really borderline".

"I want to help you", chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani told Kyrgios, who went on to capture 19 of the next 25 games and set up a clash against Federer in NY.

It didn't end there as Kyrgios turned to Dumusois after hitting an ace and sarcastically asked: "Was that borderline poor?". "I think with Nick when he's fresh he plays great and it's about managing schedules as much as anything", Woodbridge said.

The Kyrgios fuse was blown when the umpire issued a soft warning early in the second set for his lack of effort.

The 23-year-old rattled off another three aces to close out the game, pointing at the official each time.

As Klahn worked his way towards a win, his frustrated Australian opponent engaged in an argument with French umpire Damien Dumusois.

"It hasn't been the year he'd like and I think next year it's about a focus on slams and actually performing and going deep in those", he said.

It's hard to keep count of all the controversies Kyrgios has been involved in on the ATP Tour - this run-in can certainly be added to the list.

In that game, in which the un-seeded German dismantled Kyrgios in just 48 minutes, Kyrgios appeared to walk off court before Zverev had completed his service game, leading to a chorus of boos.

Kyrgios has a chequered history at the Shanghai Masters after quitting mid-match against Steve Johnson in the first round a year ago and being accused of tanking in a second-round loss to Mischa Zverev in 2016.

And in 2015, he was fined USD1,500 for using obscenities during a match and calling the event a "circus".

During his second-round match at the US Open in August, Kyrgios was given a pep-talk by umpire Mohamed Lahyani when he was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert by a set and a break.

Raonic and Kyrgios were both ousted in three sets by Mackenzie McDonald and fellow American qualifier Bradley Klahn respectively, but 10th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was able to progress courtesy of a 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4 success over Gael Monfils.

Kyrgios has recently lost his status as Australia's No 1 to Alex de Minaur.

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