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,” Khachanov 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’ meltdown below.