Recall that on Tuesday night, the Australian accused ATP of being corrupt when asked about the fine of $ 113,000 that had been imposed on him for actions at the tournament in Cincinnati. On Wednesday, he half retracted, specifying on his Twitter account that he wanted to emphasize more the "double standard" of which he is a victim.
"I have a problem with other players who receive less, as much or more media coverage and have similar behaviors to mine, without being punished," he wrote.
Asked by a fellow journalist whether he had been contacted by a member of the ATP, Kyrgios simply replied "no", visibly irritated.
Does he expect to be? tried to sue the colleague.
"No," he replied again simply.
Some observers of tennis had let the possibility hover on Wednesday that Kygrios be suspended for one year for his comments. For the moment, it is not so.
The talented, but boiling Kyrgios easily went to the third round on Thursday with a win in three sets of 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 against Frenchman Antoine Hoang.
Those who thought that Wednesday's little storm was going to cool the Australian's ardor, think again.
As usual, and even if he was in perfect control of the game, Kyrgios still had another mood jump at the end of the third round of Thursday when the referee, after what appeared to be an ace of the Australian, accepted the video revision requested by Hoang whereas he had a few seconds before decreed that Kyrgios won the round.
The latter did not appreciate and did not fail to inform the official, taking a few minutes to let him know the substance of his thought.
"I thought it was not fair," he explained afterwards.
Kyrgrios will play Andrey Rublev in the third round. The latter defeated the good friend of the Australian Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round.