Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios leaves tennis fans in stitches as he orders a mate's girlfriend 'out of his box' during Australian Open ma
Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios leaves tennis fans in stitches as he orders a mate’s girlfriend ‘out of his box’ during Australian Open match
- Nick Kyrgios made bizarre demand early in Australian Open first round match
- Pointed at entourage in player’s box and ordered someone’s girlfriend to leave
- Demand reportedly directed at brother was picked up by television cameras
Polarising tennis star Nick Kyrgios has already sparked controversy early in his first round clash at the Australian Open.
The Australian star currently ranked 47th in the world is in action against Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira on John Cain Arena, his favourite court at Melbourne Park on Monday night.
It didn’t take long for Kyrgios to spark controversy when he made an bizarre request to the entourage in his player’s box early in the first set when he was down 2-0.
Nick Kyrgios made a bizarre request to someone in his player’s box (pictured) on Monday night, believed to be directed towards his brother Christos (right)
‘Tell your girlfriend out of my box,’ a fired up Kyrgios ordered.
The angry request was reportedly directed towards his brother Christos.
Kyrgios was seen having a a long conversation with one of his managers afterwards during the change of ends.
There was no sign of Kyrgios’ girlfriend Chiara Passari in his player’s box.
Kyrgios fought back to win the first set 6-4 and won the second set by the same scoreline.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) fought back from 2-0 early one to win the first set 6-4 and the second set by the same scoreline
The bizarre request sent social media into meltdown after it was picked up by television cameras broadcasting live.
‘Never a dull moment,’ one fan quipped.
Another added: ‘Yeah, could someone tell her, because she’s bringing him bad luck.’
Others were quick to jump to his defence.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) gestures to the crowd during his first round clash at John Cain Arena
‘It’s called banter, give him a break,’ one fan commented.
Another added: ‘Absolute legend. King Kyrgios.’
Kyrgios has played just four matches since he bowed out in the fourth round of last year’s Australian Open against world number two Rafael Nadal.
He hopes to join fellow Australian Bernard Tomic in the second round after his Japanese opponent Yuichi Sugita retired hurt while down 4-1 in the third set.