Nick Kyrgios into US Open third round after umpire intervention

Nick Kyrgios into US Open third round after umpire intervention

Nick Kyrgios into US Open third round after umpire intervention

Lahyani's intervention did the trick, as Kyrgios went on to win 19 of the next 25 games to seal a 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-0 victory and set up a third-round clash with Roger Federer.

Lahyani was seen giving Kyrgios a "pep talk", saying: "I want to help you, I know this is not you".

"I'm not sure it was encouragement", said Kyrgios after his win.

"He just said that it's not a good look". He added: "Nick, I know this is not you". "I wasn't really listening to him", the Australian said.

"I want to help you".

AN extraordinary mid-match pep talk from the chair umpire has fired Nick Kyrgios into a likely US Open third-round blockbuster with Roger Federer in NY. I know this is not you.

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

The Australian looked to be heading out of the tournament after losing the first set and trailing 3-0 in the second when Lahyani intervened.

The occasionally temperamental Kyrgios appeared to stop trying during the first set, failing to even move while Herbert served.

According to the statement, Lahyani was initially concerned for Kyrgios' health before issuing a warning about the lack of effort. "I got pissed off", said 2011 and 2015 champion Djokovic.

Up next, Federer plays No. 30 seed Nick Kyrgios on Saturday.

"I think every major has its pros and cons, I guess", he said.

Former players, pundits and fans couldn't believe what they were witnessing and called out Lahyani'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.

Tournament referee Brian Earley added a freakish twist by claiming that Lahyani had only come down from his chair as the noise from the crowd made it impossible for him to communicate with the Australian.

"The umpire doesn't need to talk to him".

Away from the buzz of the three showcourts, Australia's bad boy Nick Kyrgios meets Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on court 17.

Yawning one second, Kyrgios delivered a return victor the next to break Herbert to get back on serve at 4-5 in the second before clinching the tiebreaker to draw level.

Similar to Federer, Sharapova has yet to drop a set, but that could easily change against the 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko, who can match the Russian's raw power from the baseline but is also prone to fits of inconsistency.

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

Umpires are not allowed to offer any sort of advice or encouragement to either player and are expected to stay perfectly neutral. I think this was not his job.

"It's a conversation, and a conversation can change your mindset".

"This was always the Grand Slam that I didn't play my best ever". I mean, the umpire in Shanghai didn't cop any backlash. I haven't had a coach for, like, years.

Kyrgios responded to her with a tweet, then deleted it and posted a second one. We all hear on the video what the umpire said to Nick overpassing his function.

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