New Tennis Bad Boy Nick Kyrgios Has Meltdown at Wimbledon [VIDEO]
One of the reasons why American sports fans give as to why they watch little tennis on television is because it lacks a "bad boy." Not anymore.
You might not know the name Nick Kyrgios, but he is a 20-year-old Australian tennis star with a nasty temper and a flare for using profanity during matches. All of that was on display Monday during his fourth-round Wimbledon showdown with Richard Gasquet.
Kyrgios already lost the first set when he started to unravel on the court. First, he was warned by the chair umpire to stop using profanity. Then, he seemed to give up playing for a brief period when he did not try to return Gasquet's serve. The crowd at the All-England Club started booing, but things became even more interesting after the service game when Kyrgios began arguing with the umpire about changing his socks. His behavior was already bizarre enough, but then things got really weird, as you can see by the reaction from the ball boy once Kyrgios comes in for a hug.
Kyrgios did finally return to playing tennis and actually won the third set, but Gasquet won the match, 7-5, 6-1, 6-7, 7-6. It is obvious that the young Australian has some John McEnroe in him, but no matter how mad Johnny Mac ever got during a match, he would never give up. Expect some hefty fines once the International Tennis Federation gets a hold of him.