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Nick Kyrgios claims he faced racist abuse from crowd in Andy Murray loss
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Nick Kyrgios claims he faced racist abuse from crowd in Andy Murray loss

Nick Kyrgios said he faced racist abuse from the crowd during a semifinal loss to Andy Murray at the Stuttgart Open on Saturday.

Stuttgart Open: 'Not really a match', Andy Murray enters final after Nick Kyrgios' 'racism' meltdown
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Stuttgart Open: 'Not really a match', Andy Murray enters final after Nick Kyrgios' 'racism' meltdown

Kyrgios was penalised a point and then a game for unsportsmanlike conduct to trail 1-0 after losing the opening set in 65 minutes.

'Got bigger fish to fry': Nick Kyrgios not interested in Bernard Tomic's million-dollar challenge
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'Got bigger fish to fry': Nick Kyrgios not interested in Bernard Tomic's million-dollar challenge

Bernard Tomic has challenged Nick Kyrgios to stump up a million dollars for a winner-takes-all grudge match, but his fellow Australian has refused.

Miami Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios refuses to apologise over on-court meltdown, war-of-words with umpire
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Miami Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios refuses to apologise over on-court meltdown, war-of-words with umpire

Kyrgios lost his head in the Miami heat and spent his fourth-round match delivering a blistering verbal assault on "dreadful" Brazilian match umpire Carlos Bernardes before crashing out 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to Italy's Jannik Sinner.

Miami Open: Badosa feeling right at home in win; Fruhvirtova youngest player in fourth round in 18 years
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Miami Open: Badosa feeling right at home in win; Fruhvirtova youngest player in fourth round in 18 years

In whatever language, Badosa is through to the fourth round at the Miami Open after rolling past Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday.

Miami Open 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Golubic to become new World No 1, Nick Kyrgios stuns Andrey Rublev
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Miami Open 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Golubic to become new World No 1, Nick Kyrgios stuns Andrey Rublev

Iga Swiatek becomes the first Polish player to hold the distinction of being world No 1.

Watch: 'Do I tell him how to act?', Nick Kyrgios involves actor Ben Stiller in argument with noisy fan
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Watch: 'Do I tell him how to act?', Nick Kyrgios involves actor Ben Stiller in argument with noisy fan

Nicholas Kyrgios left the crowd amused with his response and even Stiller gave a smile to Kyrgios' response.

Indian Wells 2022: Nadal leaves Kyrgios fuming in hard-fought victory; Badosa sets up semi-final date with Sakkari
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Indian Wells 2022: Nadal leaves Kyrgios fuming in hard-fought victory; Badosa sets up semi-final date with Sakkari

The unflappable Spaniard improved to 19-0 in 2022 and notched his sixth win in nine career meetings against the mercurial Aussie

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos

There were more beautiful stories from Melbourne Park that made Djokovic’s long drawn legal saga feel like a thing of the past.

After Djokovic chaos, Nadal, Barty give Australian Open desperately needed happy ending
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After Djokovic chaos, Nadal, Barty give Australian Open desperately needed happy ending

After the chaos that preceded the tournament, Tennis Australia couldn't have dreamt of a happier ending — and it was one they desperately needed, after a competition riddled with unforced errors on the organisers' parts.

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis win men's doubles title
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Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis win men's doubles title

Australian bad boys Kyrgios and Kokkinakis won the men's doubles title on Saturday, beating compatriots Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell on Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios smashes racquet, flips finger on way to doubles final
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Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios smashes racquet, flips finger on way to doubles final

Kyrgios flipped a finger at one section of the crowd, petulantly threw a ball against a wall and smashed his racquet after he dropped his serve.

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios labelled ‘an absolute knob’ for antics in men’s doubles quarter-final
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Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios labelled ‘an absolute knob’ for antics in men’s doubles quarter-final

Kyrgios showboated and revved up the crowd as he and partner Thanasi Kokkinakis downed New Zealand's Michael Venus and Tim Putz of Germany 5-7, 6-3, 3-6 in the men's doubles quarter-final on Tuesday.

Australian Open 2022: 'Thought it was UFC' Kyrgios accuses Pavic-Mektic coach of fight threat
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Australian Open 2022: 'Thought it was UFC' Kyrgios accuses Pavic-Mektic coach of fight threat

Reports said Pavic suggested post-match the crowd should "show some respect", echoing singles world number two Daniil Medvedev who blasted fans' "low IQ" after he beat Kyrgios on Thursday night.

Australian Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev targets top ranking with Novak Djokovic future uncertain
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Australian Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev targets top ranking with Novak Djokovic future uncertain

Djokovic cannot lose his world number one status this fortnight, even if second-ranked Medvedev goes on to win the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev slams 'low IQ' Melbourne crowd after getting booed in 2nd round meeting with Kyrgios
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev slams 'low IQ' Melbourne crowd after getting booed in 2nd round meeting with Kyrgios

The Russian world number two took all that the mercurial Australian and the Melbourne spectators could throw at him to march into the third round.

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev tames Kyrgios; Muguruza, Raducanu among high-profile exits in 2nd round
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev tames Kyrgios; Muguruza, Raducanu among high-profile exits in 2nd round

Also out on a day of shocks was former world number one Andy Murray, losing to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in straight sets, as the Grand Slam roared into life on day four.

Australian Open 2022: Kyrgios defends on-court antics, says he put up a ‘good show’ after losing to Medvedev
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Australian Open 2022: Kyrgios defends on-court antics, says he put up a ‘good show’ after losing to Medvedev

The Australian showman thrilled his noisy home crowd with his full repertoire of outlandish skills and madcap antics as he took it to the Russian title favourite.

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray irked by 'stupid' Cristiano Ronaldo boo-like chanting
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Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray irked by 'stupid' Cristiano Ronaldo boo-like chanting

Crowd favourite Murray, who came through an epic first-round five-setter against Nikoloz Basilashvili, said he couldn't figure out why people appeared to be jeering him at first.

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios throws support behind 'alienated' Novak Djokovic
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Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios throws support behind 'alienated' Novak Djokovic

Djokovic is currently embroiled in a final bid to avoid deportation over his anti-Covid-vaccine views, just a day before the Australian Open, where he would be aiming for a 10th title.