Quadruple F-Bomb As Nick Kyrgios Exits Australian Open
Nick Kyrgios has lost to Milos Raonic in the first round of the Australian Open -- the first time he has exited the tournament at such an early stage.
The Canadian, who was a Wimbledon finalist in 2016, won 6-4 7-6 6-4.
This was all a bit of a letdown. There was no major meltdown or any other type of behavioural weirdness between points which caused Kyrgios to lose the match. Rather, Raonic just won it with superior serving and all-round tennis.
The one moment that had tennis fans going "uh-oh" was when Kyrgios received some strapping on a knee problem after the second set.
"F--k!" he cried once, twice, then a third and fourth time.
It's not yet clear the degree to which the medical issue hampered his game, but he looked nimble enough on court.
"Out-served and out-played tonight," Aussie commentator Todd Woodbridge said, and that's pretty much the story of the night.
The stats emphasise his point. 75% of first serves in. 30 aces. No break points won by Kyrgios. Yep, just out-served and out-played.
Give Kyrgios credit. He thanked the fans.
For the record, Kyrgios' last five Australian Open campaigns have ended up in the: second round (2014), quarters (2015), third round (2016), second round (2017), fourth round (2018).
If you missed the match, you can scroll down through our live coverage to see how the match played out.