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Kyrgios receives rare point deduction after code violation meltdown

Sporting News logo Sporting News 18/01/2017

Nick Kyrgios received a rare point penalty after copping two code violations during his second round Australian Open match against Italian Andreas Seppi.

Nick Kyrgios © Darrian Traynor/Getty Images Nick Kyrgios

After cruising early on, taking the first set 6-1, Kyrgios was pushed to a tie-break in the second and eventually lost the third.

© Provided by Sportal com au It was during the third frame that Kyrgios started melting down.

Apparently feeling sluggish, he started yelling at his box about a gym session he performed after his easy first round win on Monday. His first code violation came when he swore at his box.

The second came 10 minutes later when he was broken and threw his raquet on the ground, narrowly missing a ball boy.

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