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Will the young Aussie ever fulfill his potential given his latest controversy?.

Nick Kyrgios creates more controversy after disgraceful exit in the Shanghai Masters

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Nick Kyrgios was at it again at the Shanghai Masters as he appeared to throw away his match with Mischa Zverev - adding to his growing list of controversies in the game.

It was only back in 2014 that the young Aussie made his mark on tennis, making his way to the quarter-finals at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open

However, he has now tarnished his increasingly declining reputation with a ludicrous performance which involved him patting in serves and walking off court before returns had even been hit - which eventually led to his exit at the Shanghai Masters.

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All of this comes just a day after claiming that he was ‘bored’ during his victory over American Sam Querrey in the previous round.

The young Australian’s tennis career has been ripe with controversies, and it was just last year that he was fined $1,500 for describing the Shanghai Masters as a ‘circus’.

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Famously he also drew criticism during Wimbledon 2015, where he was accused of ‘tanking’ and stopped playing during his match to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in a four-set defeat.

His attitude towards the game has seen his reputation decrease gradually over time, and it's now becoming a real problem for fans who pay to see him.

You can watch the highlights of Kyrgios below.

Not only does he portray himself in a bad way, he also lets down every tennis fan that pays to see him.

There is no doubting Kyrgios' talent, but with his attitude towards the game at the other end of the spectrum, it should come as no surprise that he continues to put on controversial displays.

The Australian himself has admitted that he doesn't like tennis, and that he just does it for the money, and with performances like this one, it's clear to see he wasn't lying.

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Topics:
US Open Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Maria Sharapova
Roger Federer
Wimbledon
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