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Nick Kyrgios throws huge tantrum after losing to Karen Khachanov in US Open quarterfinal

Nick Kyrgios threw a tantrum after losing five-set epic to Russian Karen Khachanov in the US Open quarter finals.

After falling 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6 in the three hour and 39 minute match, the Australian tennis player seeded No. 23 at the U.S. Open and he threw a fit after the loss. 

He slammed and smashed two rackets on the court, breaking both, before exiting the stadium. He also smashed and broke a racket during the match. 

With the win, Khachanov, the 27th seed, advances to the semifinals of a slam for the first time. He will face No. 5 Casper Ruud on Friday for a berth in the championship match.

"I did it," he said during his on-court interview. "I did it guys."

"It was a crazy match. I was expecting it to be like this. We played almost four hours, that’s the only way to beat Nick, I think."

Kyrgios, who cooled down after the match, gave credit to Khachanov for the victory 

"I’m obviously devastated," Kyrgios said. "But all credit to Karen. He’s a fighter. He’s a warrior. I thought he served really good today. Honestly probably the best server I played this tournament, to be honest, the way he was hitting his spots under pressure

Watch the video of Kyrgios' tantrum below.



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