Roger Federer beats heat, Benoit Paire to advance in US Open

Roger Federer beats heat, Benoit Paire to advance in US Open

"He also informed Kyrgios that if his seeming lack of interest in the match continued, as the chair umpire, he would need to take action".

"I think the fact that Nick Kyrgios was out there playing and not competing, and wasn't playing hard, Mohamed Lahyani got down off his chair, which I've never seen and actually tried to push him".

"I'm not sure it was encouragement", said Kyrgios after his win. Lahyani appeared to have thought Kyrgios wasn't giving 100 percent in his match, which the tennis player had admitted to in the past. "I think that was a good choice". "(I) may be enjoying NY a little less, but that gives me, you know, the credibility to play better". I really like him as a human.(but) he did something he shouldn't have. At one point, Lahyani said, "I want to help you".

"Lahyani's conduct during Thursday's second-round match involving Nick Kyrgios and Pierre-Hugues Herbert went beyond protocol", the U.S. Open said in a statement.

'I heard a little bit about it, but I haven't seen it to be honest, ' said Djokovic, who eased through to the next round following a four-set win over Tennys Sandgren.

No. 14 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy was upset in the second round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

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Kyrgios and Herbert have played once before, at Wimbledon in 2016.

Kyrgios hauled himself back into the contest after Lahyani's approach, having looked utterly disinterested in the early stages. "At the same time I will try to maintain the level of focus and performance and level of tennis that I've had today".

"I would say that is against the rules", Wilander said.

"Everybody who knows Mohamed knows he's quite different from others".

On Thursday, tournament referee Brian Earley also denied suggestions that Lahyani was trying to gee up Kyrgios. And a second-set pep talk from an umpire may have had something to do with it.

Nick Kyrgios in action at the US Open 2018. The fourth seeds defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain and Argentina's Guido Pella 6-2 6-3 to continue their great form. The 2014 Australian Open finalist showed she's still got the ability to tough out a win, winning each of her first two matches here in three sets. "He's the ultimate role model to anyone who wants to play".

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"It was a conversation, and coversations can change mentality".

"I think Nick today could be an incredible player. I don't think he's a coach, he's an umpire".

Meanwhile, Herbert told reporters during the post-match interview that he was convinced the umpire 's intervention had an impact on the result and said the umpire "should stay in his chair". I know what I was doing out there wasn't good.

Kyrgios had let a couple of serves go past him without even trying to return before the chair umpire got down his seat and had a chat with him.

He then tweeted: "I shouldn't have tweeted so quickly after the match". I don't have a coach, I haven't had a coach for years.

Lahyani was assigned to a second-round men's doubles match Friday afternoon on tiny Court 13.

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