ATP Tour

Kyrgios up to his old antics again in Madrid

Nick Kyrgios (AP)
Nick Kyrgios (AP)

Cape Town - It was all in a day's work for Nick Kyrgios at the Madrid Open, as he served underarm, smashed a racket and chatted on his phone after his first-round defeat.

The Australian fell at the first hurdle in the ATP Masters 1000 event on Sunday as he was beaten by Jan-Lennard Struff with the German winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in a match that lasted just over an hour.

But while he didn't come out on top in terms of the result, Kyrgios provided fans with entertainment of his own as he took out his frustrations on his racket.

Actually, the fans didn't like it too much as they booed him.

He also produced another underarm serve, which unfortunately didn't win him the point.

And after the match he was on his phone in a flash, presumably to check what people are saying about him on social media.

Results from the ATP and WTA tournaments in Madrid on Sunday (x denotes seeding):


1st rd

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 6-2, 7-6 (9/7)


1st rd

Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) bt Elise Mertens (BEL) 7-5, 7-6 (7/5)

Belinda Bencic (SUI) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-4, 6-3

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-3, 6-2

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x5) bt Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Simona Halep (ROM x3) bt Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-0, 6-4

Johanna Konta (GBR) bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-4, 6-1

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-3, 6-3

Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) bt Julia Goerges (GER x16) 7-5, 6-4

Danielle Collins (USA) bt Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-1, 6-4

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x6) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)

Sloane Stephens (USA x8) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)

Zheng Saisai (CHN) bt Wang Yafan (CHN) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)

Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x11) 3-0 - retired

Donna Vekic (CRO) bt Wang Qiang (CHN x15) 7-5, 6-4

Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 7-5, 7-6 (7/2)

Angelique Kerber (GER x4) bt Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3, 6-2

Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM) bat Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-3, 6-2

Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Madison Keys (USA x13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bat Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-3, 6-1

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