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Nick Kyrgios melts down over not having the right towels during Rogers Cup match against Kyle Edmund

Sporting News logo Sporting News 7/08/2019
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Fresh off winning the Citi Open in Washington DC two days ago, Nick Kyrgios began his Rogers Cup campaign in Toronto by absolutely melting down over not having the towel he wanted.

Playing England's Kyle Edmund, Kyrgios apparently asked the chair umpire for a specific towel just ahead of the match.

When he still didn't have the towel at a change of ends some time later, the Australian lost it, zeroing in on chair umpire Adel Nour.

"I can not leave the chair and go get you a towel," Nour told him, with Kyrgios responding: "you have a radio. You have a radio."

With his mind all over the place, Kyrgios was broken before the correct towels were eventually delivered.

MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 06:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia holds his towel in his mouth against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain during day 5 of the Rogers Cup at IGA Stadium on August 6, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 06: Nick Kyrgios of Australia holds his towel in his mouth against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain during day 5 of the Rogers Cup at IGA Stadium on August 6, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) "Before it started I asked for a white towel, why did it take so long?" he fumed.

"You couldn't radio the phyiso, 'hey I need a white towel? Physio I need a white towel."

Keeping his cool, Edmund held his nerve and served out the opening set in just 29 minutes.

Unsurprisingly, Kyrgios was hit with a code violation for the back and forth.

Kyrgios was still fuming in between sets and after a few drops of rain appeared in the skies, he asked Adel to get down from his chair and make sure the court was still safe to play on.

Not long afterwards, Kyrgios faked an underarm serve attempt, but Edmund saw it coming and the Aussie saved a couple of break points to stay on serve.

Just to add to the drama, rain became heavier at 4-4 in the second set and play was suspended.

Even then, Kyrigos was still angry about the towel situation, mentioning it again to Nour.

Kyrgios' towel meltdown comes just two days after he claimed the Washington Open, later saying he had "made great strides" during one of the best weeks of his life.

Predictably, he was copping it on social media.

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