Australia’s most notorious men’s tennis player, Nick Kyrgios, was no crowd-favourite when he met with Roger Federer at the Miami Open semi final overnight.
The 21-year-old put up a fight, with 35-year-old Federer taking three hours to claim the 7-6 (11-9) 6-7 (11-9) 7-6 (7-5) victory.
Tensions really started to flare during the match when Kyrgios forced a delay, taking ample time to walk over to his seat to change racquets. And among the noisy, irritated onlookers was none other than Mirka Federer, former tennis pro and wife of Roger.
You can watch what happened below:
While social media was buzzing over Kyrgios’ usual antics, there was another undertone: heckling her husband’s opponent was an ‘unclassy’ and unsportsmanslike display.
— Beston and Greenway (@BestonGreenway) 1 April 2017