Kyrgios slams racquet, throws chair and forfeits match after storming off court in Rome

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Nick Kyrgios
Kyrgios has a history of explosive incidents on the court

Nick Kyrgios admitted “emotions got the better of me” after forfeiting his second-round match with Norwegian Casper Ruud at the Italian Open.

The Australian, 24, was in the deciding set when he was given a game penalty, reportedly for swearing, to trail 2-1.

He then kicked a bottle, threw down his racquet, hurled a chair on the court, picked up his bag and walked off.