Nick Kyrgios launched into a rant against Hubert Hurkacz before his winning streak came to an end on Friday.
After reaching his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon last month, the Australian had strung together nine wins in a row.
But at the Montreal Masters on Friday, all-too-familiar scenes unfolded as Kyrgios lost his cool before going down 6-7, 7-6, 1-6 to eighth seed Hurkacz.
It was Hurkacz’s toilet break at the end of the second set that seemingly sent Kyrgios into a spiral.
The Australian had just won a tight tie-breaker to even things up and saw Hurkacz’ break as a way to break his momentum.
According to the new ATP rules, players are allowed just one toilet break per match, and that between sets. While they get three minutes once they have entered the bathroom, they receive two additional minutes for change of attire.
As Hurkacz was off the court for nearly eight minutes, Kyrgios started lashing out, complaining to the umpire that a change of clothes was unnecessary in the cooler Canadian climate.
Broadcasters Amazon had to apologise for Kyrgios’ expletive laden rant.
The third set ended up being a blowout, as Hurkacz won it 6-1 in 27 minutes.