Kyrgios hears umpire's advice and secures win

Kyrgios hears umpire's advice and secures win

Kyrgios hears umpire's advice and secures win

Second seed and five-time champion Federer, 37, made it 18 wins in 18 second round appearances in NY by seeing off error-plagued Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.

Nick Kyrgios has leapt to the defence of chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani after the official's extraordinary mid-match pep talk fired the volatile Australian into a US Open third-round blockbuster with Roger Federer in NY.

"I'm not sure it was encouragement", said Kyrgios after his win.

"That won't happen", the 20-times grand slam champion said when asked how he'd react if "hypothetically" that occurred when he played Kyrgios for a spot in the last 16. Just the way he goes about things, I could take a leaf out of his book. "I know this is not you". Lahyani told Kyrgios that if he was feeling ill, that the tournament could provide medical help.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios escaped a complete meltdown during Thursday's U.S. Open Round of 64 match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

"I don't think he (the umpire) has to go down and take the position of a coach".

"I think he finds it hard to not do any of those tricks", Federer said on ESPN after his own first round victory. You just have to accept it.

The up-and-coming Zverev has had a relatively easy road at Flushing Meadows after beating another lucky loser, Peter Polansky, in straight sets in the first round.

Lahyani got down from his post in between sets and attempted to give Kyrgios a pep talk. "But I understand what he was trying to do", he said.

He will expect his good fortune to continue when he meets unseeded countryman Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round on Saturday, having won their last two meetings.

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"I would say that is against the rules", Wilander said.

This time, of course, Kyrgios received no sort of counsel during the match other than all the muttering, at various volumes, he directed at himself.

Kyrgios described suggestions Lahyani could have been construed to be coaching him as "ridiculous" and added that he hoped the umpire would not face any sanction.

Tournament referee Brian Earley released a statement seemingly supporting Lahyani, saying he only left his chair because of the noise, but the USTA, known to be unimpressed, was investigating the incident. Although Kyrgios later denied it in the press conference, the talk worked wonders for him as he not only claimed the second set in a tie break but also won the next two sets to win the match.

Federer confirmed a Sunday (AEST) showstopper with Kyrgios at Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 7-5 6-4 6-4 win over another Frenchman, Benoit Paire.

Novak Djokovic wasted a match point in the third set, before going on to win 6-1, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 against Tennys Sandgren at the U.S. Open to reach the third round.

The 20 time grand slam victor Roger Federer has condemned US Open officials and says a repeat of Flushing Meadows' umpiring farce "won't happen" in his weekend showdown with Australian Nick Kyrgios.

"He wasn't coaching me at all".

"I think Nick today could be an incredible player". It was a conversation and conversations change mindsets. "I don't know where he was for the first two sets, I know he was on court after (that) when he started playing, when he kicked my ass and was much better than me", Herbert said. We all hear on the video what the umpire said to Nick overpassing (overstepping) his functions.

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