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Kyrgios booed in Mexico after retirement, slams "disrespectful" fans


Nick Kyrgios has slammed fans in Mexico who booed him off the court after he retired from his first match since the Australian Open.

Defending his crowd in Acapulco, the 24-year-old only lasted one set against Frenchman Ugo Humbert before he was forced to retire because of a wrist injury.

Kyrgios had earlier pulled out of the New York Open and Delray Beach following a bruising summer, with his decision to retire from the first round match seeing him jeered off the same court in which he beat three top 10 players to win the event in 2019.

After the match the Australian launched a foul-mouthed tirade against those who booed him, claiming they were being disrespectful.

“I couldn’t give a f---. I literally couldn’t give a “f---”, he said post-match.

“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---."

Kyrgios will drop to world number 38 after the early exit against of next month’s high-profile tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.

You can watch the incident below.

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