Nick Kyrgios in X-rated rant at fans who booed Mexican Open injury retirement

Nick Kyrgios has hit out at Mexican Open fans who booed him off the court after he retired during his first-round clash with Ugo Humbert. The defending champion attempted to play through the pain but his wrist injury made him unable to play through the first set.

Kyrgios was downed 6-3 in the first set but then he informed the umpire he was unable to continue.

The 24-year-old was jeered as he made his way off the court but he felt the criticism was unwarranted.

“I couldn’t give a f**k,” Kyrgios fumed when asked of the booing. “I literally couldn’t give a “f**k.

“I’m not healthy, I tried to come here, I tried to play.

“I’ve been doing media for the tournament, I’ve tried to help out. I tried to play. I tried to give the fans a little bit of tennis.

“And their disrespect? I literally couldn’t give a f**k.”

Although Kyrgios was unable to defend his crown in Acapulco, he wanted to put his injury woes into perspective given the bushfires that have ravaged Australian in previous months.

“It’s tough. I am injured but people with the fires lost their lives and their homes,” Kyrgios added.

“I have got a sore left wrist so it doesn’t really compare to what is going on back home.


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“Hopefully I will take a week off and be well for Indian Wells and Miami and try to come back.

“As of now I can’t play. I tried to play. He is a great player, he is young and coming up.

“I had a great couple of weeks but I am not healthy enough to go out and win matches like that in this state.”

When asked if he had consulted with his team about the injury, Kyrgios responded in typical fashion.

He said: “I literally just got off the court. I walked off the court and into here – because I had to.”

Meanwhile, top seed Rafael Nadal got off to a comfortable start to the tournament as he beat Pablo Andujar in straight sets.

The Spaniard said: “It was an awkward first round, as always when I have not competed for a while.

“And the temperature change here is drastic and you have to adapt to the conditions.

“I am happy with the victory, I did important things and others not so much, but it is an important step to have another opportunity tomorrow to look forward and improve.”

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