Australia's Nick Kyrgios looks down on court as he holds his tennis singlet during a match.

Nick Kyrgios almost refused to continue his Stuttgart Open semi-final against Andy Murray after an altercation with fan

Nick Kyrgios has claimed he was racially abused by a fan in Stuttgart during another refereeing and racket-smashing defeat, this time at the hands of Andy Murray.

The Australian, who feuded with the German crowd and the chair umpire, had to be persuaded to continue his semi-final on the lawn before eventually going down 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in the rejuvenated former world number one Murray.

But after the match, Kyrgios revealed that he had retaliated after hearing racist comments.


‘When will this end? Dealing with racist comments from the crowd?’ he wrote on Instagram.

“If I take revenge on the mob, I will be punished. This is a mess.”

Great Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Murray had to admit the match “wasn’t fun in the end” as he pondered the latest controversy surrounding Kyrgios, a friend he says still has the talent to be one of the world’s best players. to be the best players.

The match mirrored a couple in the US earlier this year when Kyrgios ended up being fined a total of $60,000 ($84,710) for his conduct at both Indian Wells and the Miami Open.

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