Kyrgios bows out of French Open amid a meltdown and mid-match demands

Nick Kyrgios is making headlines again following a spectacular end to his French Open campaign in Paris.

Australia’s last man standing unravelled after a dominant start to capitulate to a 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-2 second-round loss to tough South African Kevin Anderson yesterday.

After fading from an uncharacteristic serving lapse the 22-year-old asked spectators to get him a beer after dropping serve in the fourth set.


“Get me a beer now,” he said. “Honest to God, get me one now.”

The 18th seed destroyed two racquets during the game and said he was never a chance to reach the second week of the tournament.

Referring to his coach Sebastien Grosjean, he said “He knows that things have been difficult for me.

“But he knows first-hand that I haven’t put in enough work to have gone deep here. The whole team knows it.

“You know, and the surprising thing is I was in a winning position today and I still could have won.

“Yeah, I mean, after my grandpa passing, I just lost a lot of motivation to do anything, really.”

He will be fined along similar lines to the $7300 penalty he received at January’s Australian Open for swearing and racquet abuse.