Another Innocent Racket Tragically Killed At Wimbledon
Richard Gasquet defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios in one of the most entertaining matches in recent Wimbledon memory -- 7-5 6-1 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (8-6) in the fourth round. And by entertaining, we of course mean insane.
Kyrgios argued with British umpire James Keothavong for most of the match, including a clash because Kyrgios was taking too long to change his socks. The Australian also appearaed to stop trying at one point after being warned for foul language.
Gasquet, meanwhile, at one point became enraged at his own play and destroyed his own racket.
— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 6, 2015
"I'm changing my socks," Kyrgios explained to umpire James Keothavong at the changeover. "I've taken one pair off.
"I've got two on and I'm taking one pair off." After Keothavong replied to Kyrgios, the combustible Canberra man said: "I'm staying on the court. If you're going to get angry with me for that, that's another level.
"Mate, Rafa (Rafael Nadal) and stuff play 30 seconds in between points every time and all I'm doing is putting my sock back on."
By the way, today in the Australian, we got this headline: Nick Kyrgios: Breath of fresh air or a total dickhead?
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