Nick Kyrgios didn’t show his best behavior on court for the last two years, and he didn’t miss the chance to put some irony on it.
Gastao Elias lost his cool during his match against Zeballos in Miami to smash a ball into the crowd after losing a game. That was a horrible action that was reprimanded by the chair umpire Carlos Bernardes that reminded him what happened to Shapovalov. Gastao is a great guy, and he always has an excellent behavior, so Carlos was the first one to be surprised.
“If you do the same thing that the other ‘unlucky’ (Shapovalov) did. Don’t do that. You are not like that, I know you. It’s not worth it,” Bernardes commented.
“Yeah? Have you ever felt like this?” Elias replied.
“Yes, I’ve played longer than you. I know how you feel, but come on, that is not you,”
— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) March 23, 2017
Elias throws a ball
Bernardes. “If you do the same thing that the other ‘unlucky’ did… Don’t do that. You are not like that, I know you”. pic.twitter.com/uLniiMWakh
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 23, 2017
We can’t accept this behaviour. KYRGIOS
After the episode, Kyrgios posted on twitter that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable and the Portuguese has to be fined. Even if the post was clearly ironic, Gastao wasn’t happy about Nick’s remark to comment “@NickKyrgios leave the people in charge to decide, I don’t think you’re the right person to so.”
Of course, this exchange prompted a mix reaction on Twitter from fans.
Fine him. We can’t be having this behaviour on tour. https://t.co/RCJjV70DBM
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) March 23, 2017
@NickKyrgios leave the people in charge to decide, I don’t think you’re the right person to so.
— Gastão Elias (@GastaoElias) March 23, 2017