Nick Kyrgios gets US Open win after umpire’s pep talk

US Open- Thursday Schedule Roger Federer at day Novak Djokovic at night

US Open- Thursday Schedule Roger Federer at day Novak Djokovic at night

The controversy of Nick Kyrgios' second-round US Open win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert didn't stop at his freakish pep talk from the chair umpire.

Kyrgios went on to see the trainer a couple of games later before breaking back to overturn the deficit and then run away with the contest in the third and fourth sets.

Bouchard eventually made her way onto court, only to be bounced 6-4 6-3 at the hands of Marketa Vondrousova.

Nick Kyrgios was given a controversial mid-match pep talk by the umpire during his match against.

The tempestuous Australian appeared not to be trying when he trailed Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 0-3, nearly seeming to be deliberately avoiding a potential match-up against Roger Federer. "I'm going to go out there and compete my arse off", Kyrgios said.

Television microphones were unable to pick up the entire exchange, but Lahyani was heard saying: "I want to help you, I know this is not you". "I know this is not you".

Seeking some sort of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: "Okay". I don't care how fit you are, what you're used to, the humidity can really get to you.

Lahyani was concerned that Kyrgios might need medical attention.

"I was like, yeah everything is actually fine, I just wasn't feeling great", Kyrgios continued.

The umpire's intervention was derided on social media.

Roger Federer will get his first taste of the oppressive conditions at the U.S. Open on Thursday when the Swiss faces Frenchman Benoit Paire in the second round on Arthur Ashe Stadium. "Look. I wasn't feeling good".

A furious Herbert said that Lahyani had over-stepped the mark.

This isn't exactly a new issue for Kyrgios, who has a reputation of being somewhat of a headcase who has issues with effort and focus.

"This was always the Grand Slam where I didn't play my best ever", Zverev said. I don't know if something would've changed if Mohamed didn't say anything to him.

"I'm here to do something I've never done in 40 years in tennis, I'm going to defend this umpire", McEnroe said on ESPN. "Those things happen, I guess".

Federer was among a number of fellow players who felt the umpire's actions were inappropriate.

He will expect his good fortune to continue when he meets unseeded countryman Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round on Saturday, having won their last two meetings. "I think everybody knows that".

Former players, pundits and fans couldn't believe what they were witnessing and called out Layhani's conduct, suggesting the official's behaviour amounted to "on-court coaching" and that he should have been pulled from the match and the tournament altogether.

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