Nick Kyrgios stages extraordinary revival following pep talk from umpire

Nick Kyrgios stages extraordinary revival following pep talk from umpire

Nick Kyrgios stages extraordinary revival following pep talk from umpire

Swiss maestro Roger Federer has slammed chair umpire Mohamed Layhani for his role in Nick Kyrgios' controversial second round victory, with the 20-time grand slam victor making it clear he won't tolerate anything of the like in his blockbuster third-round match against the Aussie.

Nick Kyrgios has put a fan in his place at the US Open after being heckled during his second round win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

"I want to help you".

Despite the win Federer was far from flawless, especially in the third set when he saw a 4-1 lead evaporate and fell 5-4 behind due to some uncharacteristically poor serving.

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

It was truly a freakish scene for a Grand Slam event, and one that had a lot of people wondering whether the umpire is within his right to do such a thing.

"I haven't seen it, as I say".

Monfils retired in the second set of his match against 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori because of an injured right wrist.

Kyrgios has been forced to undergo work with sports psychologists in the past by the ATP in light of him openly tanking matches, and there had been occasions in this match before the pep talk when he was not even moving to return serves.

"Not a bad performance by any means by me", Federer said.

"I don't know what he said".

She lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros and exited in the second round at Wimbledon.

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

"Lahyani was concerned that Kyrgios might need medical attention. I can't think of one", Ings tweeted. On-court microphones caught the chair umpire delivering a motivational speech - bordering on something you'd only hear from a coach - to the Aussie.

"I can see that; I know this is not you".

"He (Layhani) came out of his chair because of the noise levels at the stadium to make sure he could communicate effectively with Kyrgios".

During an occasionally confrontational and sarcastic exchange with reporters, Kyrgios laughed at the suggestion that he had received coaching or a pep talk from Lahyani. "I´m not sure if that was encouragement", said the Australian who nevertheless won 19 of the last 25 games following Lahyani´s unprecedented intervention. "He said he liked me".

"He was down there for too long".

Seeking some sort of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: "Okay, "Just call the trainer to the court and I'll try". It was a conversation and conversations change mindsets. Look, I wasn't feeling good.

'Again, I understand as well why people are speculating that it should not happen.

I did. So this year playing a lot of matches leading into the grass, plus the tough five-setter I had against Anderson, it takes more out of you than going straight sets at Wimbledon. "I don't think he's a coach, he's an umpire, and he should stay on his chair for that".

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