Another outrageous behavior of Nick Kyrgios in the professional courts. This time the Australian insulted the referee during the fourth round match of the prestigious 2022 Miami Open. At this point, his solo performance in the Florida event was over.

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During Nick Kyrgios matches, it is impossible to get bored, but in addition to his amazing talent, he also has a second face. On Tuesday, the tennis player from Canberra behaved outrageously. He again entered into discussions with Judge Carlos Bernardes, who accused him of losing control of the public. A similar situation happened two weeks ago during a duel with Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells (more here).

On Tuesday, Kyrgios insulted the referee several times during a duel with Janek Sener. He was first warned for his behaviour. Then there was a scandalous situation in the tiebreak. At 5-3, the Australian received a penalty by receiving a point, then made a double foul on the set-piece, and it was the Italian who won the first show.

During the break between the sets, Kyrgios again quarreled with Bernards, after which he became angry. He hit his bag several times with his bat, then smashed it in court. Then the referee punished him for the third time, this time by losing the match. This meant that Sinner started the second installment with his own serve 1-0, and his opponent had to be careful not to be disqualified. However, this was not the case. The Italian kept the breakout advantage to the end and finally won 7:6 (3), 6:3.

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Another Australian, Thansi Kokinakis, also left the main event. On the main square, Alexander Zverev was better than him with the “both”. For the tennis player from Adelaide, this was only his second appearance in the fourth round of the ATP Masters 1000, and the first since Indian Wells 2015. The German reached the final of the 2018 Miami Open. On Tuesday he was better in each group with one break, finally winning 6 : 4, 6: 4.

Zverev’s opponent will play in the quarter-finals on Wednesday evening to Thursday at 3:00 Poland time, Kasper Ruud has identified “six”. The Norwegian looks very good in Miami. He won the third match on Tuesday without losing a set. This time Cameron defeated Norrie 6:3, 6:4 and improved the balance of meetings with the Briton to 3-0. Zverev will face Rodd for the third time in the main series. The German has won two of his previous matches (Cincinnati and Paris-Percy in 2021).

The surprise came on the runway. Favorite Francis Tiafoe lost in three sets to Francisco Cerondolo 7: 6 (2), 6: 7 (3), 2: 6. The American did not manage to finish the duel in two matches. In the third installment, he clearly complained of a back injury, which the Argentine benefited from. Thanks to this, he avenged his younger brother Juan Manuel, who was eliminated by Tiafoe in the third round, and made it to the quarter-finals of the ATP Masters 1000. On Thursday, his opponent will be the finalist of last year’s Miami Open, Yannick Sener.

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Miami Open, Miami (USA)
ATP Masters 1000, Hard Court, $8.584 Million Prize Pool
Tuesday 29 March

Fourth round of singles:

Yannick Sener (Italy, 9) beat Nick Kyrgios (Australia, Planet) 7-6 (3) 6-3.
Francisco Cerondolo (Argentina) beat Francis Tiafoe (US 28) 6-7 (2) 7-6 (3) 6-2.
Casper Ruud (Norway 6) beat Cameron Norrie (UK, 10) 6-3 6-4
Alexander Zverev (Germany 2) beat Tanase Kokinakis (Australia) 6-4, 6-4

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