Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return during the men's singles against Steve Johnson of America at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 10, 2017. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA
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Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios apologized and said he had been unwell after he stormed off court to loud boos midway through his opening match at the Shanghai Masters Tuesday.Kyrgios did look in discomfort with his shoulder early on in the match against the unseeded Johnson.The Australian went 3-0 up in the tiebreak but as Johnson pegged him back, Kyrgios was irked by spectators in the close-knit arena getting up between points.Kyrgios appeared to blame the umpire for failing to get the spectators in line and his afternoon spiraled fast when he received a point penalty.Kyrgios asked somebody in the official area of the arena, where spectators and players are in close proximity.
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