Nick Kyrgios has been stirring the pot of controversy once again after his shocking display at the Shanghai Masters during a game against Mischa Zverev.
Kyrgios clearly has talent, but time and time again the Australian ace has courted controversy with his antics both on and off the court. This time, purposely throwing a match with a slew of pitiful serves and even walking away from the ball when meant to return.
If that wasn't bad enough, he decided he should make it worse by bad-mouthing his own fans after the match, saying: "I feel like if they knew what they were talking about they'd be on the tennis court and being successful."
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"I can't really understand it at all. They don't know what I'm going through.
"If you don't like it, I didn't ask you to come watch. Just leave. If you're so good at giving advice and so good at tennis, why aren't you as good as me? Why aren't you on the tour?"
It seems as though Kyrgios just keeps digging himself into a deeper hole, a hole which will soon become so deep, he won't be able to escape.
Fans pay good money to watch professional tennis stars perform at the best of their abilities, so to complain about them isn't exactly going to get them on your side.
However, it seems that the controversial star has since had a change of heart, posting what appears to be a sincere apology on Twitter.
He posted: 'Not good enough today on many levels, I'm better than that. I can go on about excuses but there are none. Sorry #StillAWorkInProgress 🙏🏽😢😞'
Based on this tweet, Kyrgios is sorry and wants to improve his attitude as well as his game, and every tennis fans knows that the Aussie is better than he displayed earlier today.
It's clear the man has talent, he is currently ranked 12th in the world after winning the Japan Open on Sunday, but more often than not, he's getting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Let's hope he means his apology and proves to everyone just how much of a talent he is.
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