Cincinnati – Nick Kyrgios revived his feud with Rafael Nadal on Friday in an effort to prove he is a victim of double standards in tennis.
The unstable Australian was fined $ 113,000 (R1.7m) after a Cincinnati Masters crash saw him launch a bitter tirade at a chairhopper and was accused of spitting on the same official Wednesday.
Kyrgios called Fergus Murphy a "fu *** ng tool" after the judge handed him a code breach for destroying two rackets and a time violation for taking too long to serve.
On Friday, however, the 24-year-old Australian posted a split-screen video on his Instagram account showing him taking 28.22sec. To earn in his disputed second-round loss to Karen Khachanov, while Nadal was timed to 41sec serve to Daniil Medvedev in the Montreal Masters final last weekend.
"So we looked …" Kyrgio titles his video followed by "Benefit for both Kyrgios and Nadal" at the foot of the screen.
By Saturday, Kyrgio's video had been viewed more than 350,000 times.
In his defeat Wednesday, Kyrgios claimed that the & # 39; shot clock & # 39; was started prematurely.
"So you're telling me Rafa is playing so fast?" he asked Murphy. "Bro, if Rafa plays so fast, I'll retire from tennis."
Kyrgios and Nadal met in a bad-tempered second round in Wimbledon in July, with the Australian picking up a code breach for unsportsmanlike behavior, describing the judge as a "shame" and "pathetic" for not warning the Spaniard what he claimed was his pedestrian pace in the game.