Weary Kyrgios yearns for home but doesn't want a ban

Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)
Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)

New York - Australia's Nick Kyrgios was dumped from the US Open on Saturday, falling to Russian Andrey Rublev and overheard saying he really didn't want to be on the court.

Rublev advanced to a fourth-round match against Italian 24th seed Matteo Berrettini with a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 triumph.

"Nowhere near my best tennis, but it is what it is," Kyrgios said.

A microphone caught Kyrgios commenting that he wanted to go home, which prompted Kyrgios to say, "I guess I've been on the road five and a half months now. It's not easy."

It didn't get any easier with the ATP issuing a record $113,000 record fine to Kyrgios for his actions at an event in Cincinnati.

And Kyrgios could face punishment for calling the ATP "corrupt" after a US Open victory, although he later tweeted a statement saying that was a poor choice of words for the issue of double standards he wanted to raise.

The ATP is investigating the remark as a major player violation, which could carry a possible suspension.

That would bring time off and a chance to head home.

"Would I welcome it? I don't know if I look at it like that," Kyrgios said. "I have no say in it. I guess it's out of my control."

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 7746 votes
Cricket
11% - 1960 votes
Football
19% - 3538 votes
Athletics
3% - 463 votes
Boxing
1% - 169 votes
Cycling
2% - 439 votes
Golf
5% - 908 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1533 votes
Tennis
3% - 609 votes
Water sports
1% - 167 votes
American sports
1% - 217 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 569 votes
Vote