Kyrgios out in US Open first round
Nick Kyrgios couldn't overcome problems with his shoulder or countryman John Millman.
The No. 14 seed from Australia was ousted in the first round with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 lossyesterday.
They had traded sets when Kyrgios called for treatment early in the third, and a trainer came out and massaged his right shoulder Kyrgios continued on but his level of play dropped off severely before he left in frustration, smashing his racket to the court after the match and carrying the busted one with him as he exited.
Also in the third set, Kyrgios got into an argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos after being warned for using bad language. Kyrgios pleaded that he hadn't said anything improper, but Ramos said a linesperson had reported to him. Said Ramos: "I cannot repeat what he said you said."
Kyrgios had arrived in New York with momentum, reaching the finals in Cincinnati and beating Rafael Nadal along the way.
Russia's Evgeniya Rodina pulled away after a close first set to beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the first match completed on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
They had been scheduled to play on the Grandstand on Tuesday, but the match never started before play was suspended by rain. It was moved to the main stadium as officials try to fit in two days' worth of matches today.
Bouchard could only shake her head in the second set as she sprayed shots all over the court en route to 46 unforced errors in the first meeting between the players.
U.S. Tennis Association officials are proud of Frances Tiafoe's effort against Roger Federer.
The 19-year-old Tiafoe pushed the five-time U.S. Open champion to five sets on Tuesday night before falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
Australian Nick Kyrgios, another victim in the first round