21-year-old Australian Tennis star Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour over the weekend has put his Olympic Team hopes in jeopardy.
During the first set tie-break against Marco Cecchinato at the French Open on Sunday, Kyrgios yelled at a ball-boy who was slow to react to his first demand for his sweat towel.
Kyrgios then yelled “TOWEL” at the boy, gesturing aggressively with his arm.
He then launched into a tirade at the umpire when he was slapped with a code violation for his outburst.
Kyrgios remonstrated with the umpire, saying the call was “bulls***, f**king bulls***”.
Umpire Carlos Ramos has officiated in each of the four grand slam tournament finals and the 2012 London Olympic decider and believed Kyrgios’ roar towards the ball boy was “unnecessary”.
The world Number 19 eventually calmed down and came off victorious against his Italian opponent with 7-6, (8-6), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.
Kyrgios has been warned by the Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller about his behaviour.
“I think some of Nick’s comments in social media have shown that maybe he doesn’t understand what it means to be an Australian Olympian.
“I think some of Nick’s comments in social media have show that maybe he doesn’t understand what it means to be an Australian Olympian” she said.
It is understood that both Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic are on notice for the Rio games.