US Open umpire in Kyrgios row 'went beyond protocol', escapes sanction

US Open umpire in Kyrgios row 'went beyond protocol', escapes sanction

Mohamed, whether he came down from the chair or not, he tried to encourage him to play better, to remind him that he has a responsibility towards the fans.

Australian Nick Kyrgios had lost 3-0 to, Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second set of their match at Flushing Meadows, but battled back to defeat the Frenchman after the Umpire 's weird intervention.

Earlier, the USTA released a statement saying that Lahyani only left his chair to check on Kyrgios' physical condition, after the Australian said he was not feeling well because of the heat in NY and asked for some salts.

Kyrgios contended that Lehyani wasn't giving him a pep talk and that the same thing happened to him in Shanghai.

The famous hothead said Kyrgios's effort in the opening set-and-a-half was "pathetic" and called it a "black eye" for the sport, saying although he likes the Aussie star, he was happy the umpire stepped in. "At the same time I will try to maintain the level of focus and performance and level of tennis that I've had today".

Fognini, the husband of 2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta, was kicked out of the US Open doubles tournament previous year after vulgarly insulting a female chair umpire during a first-round loss in singles.

'I heard a little bit about it, but I haven't seen it to be honest, ' said Djokovic, who eased through to the next round following a four-set win over Tennys Sandgren.

"I mean, like, I don't have a coach. I can't think of one", Ings tweeted.

"At the next changeover, Kyrgios down 1-4, received treatment from the physio".

Yawning one second, Kyrgios delivered a return victor the next to break Herbert to get back on serve at 4-5 in the second set before offering a subdued fist pump towards his box.

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The only problem? Umpires aren't allowed to give struggling players any form of on-court coaching or pep talks.

"I don't know what he said".

"I'm not sure if I'm the guy who's supposed to pull him to the side". I really like him as a human.(but) he did something he shouldn't have. He was there for too long.

But most tennis folk would argue that Lahyani's first responsibility is to ensure an even contest, rather than to worry about the spectating experience. "I wasn't really listening to him". "I loved it", he said. But it looks like Mohamed Lahyani didn't read the rulebook and Nick Kyrgios was at the receiving end of his favour.

The freakish scene went viral on social media as Lahyani addressed the 30th seed for almost a minute and at one point was heard saying, "I'm trying to help you". He said he didn't blame Kyrgios and instead cut loose at the umpire and the USTA for how it handled the matter.

"I don't know what he said, I don't care what he said". I haven't had a coach for, like, years. When they saw Nick in a bad mood, I would say, for the first two sets, they started going away.

"It was a conversation, and coversations can change mentality".

"I just lost it mentally", Djokovic said about his issues in the third set.

He added: "I've seen your matches: you're great for tennis..."

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