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Umpire wrong in Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row, says Federer

US Open Roger Federer defeats Benoit Paire to secure the place in R3 Umpire wrong in Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row, says Federer
Noah Ferguson | 31 August, 2018, 08:12

Nick Kyrgios staged an extraordinary revival to make the third round of the US Open on Thursday evening after the controversial intervention of high-profile umpire Mohamed Lahyani.

Kyrgios then fought back to win 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-0 and in his press conference denied he had benefited from Lahyani's words.

The Aussie appeared to be offering minimal effort on the Herbert serve, something he has been accused of in the past and his actions have consistently left fans, umpires and opponents flummoxed.

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani left his chair to speak to Kyrgios when the 30th seed was 6-4, 3-0 down to the Frenchman.

According to tennis reporter Ben Rothenberg, Lahyani could be heard saying things like "I want to help you", "You're great for tennis", and "I know this is not you". Kyrgios went from trailing by a set and a break at the time to wresting control of the match - setting up a third-round showdown against Roger Federer - by coming back to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-0.

But when the trainer arrived and asked what Kyrgios needed treatment for, the Australian said: "I don't know, check my wrist or something ..."

"Lahyani was concerned that Kyrgios might need medical attention", said tournament referee Brian Earley.

Yawning one second, Kyrgios delivered a return victor the next to break Herbert to get back on serve at 4-5 in the second before clinching the tiebreaker to draw level.

Thursday's freakish scenes prompted an outcry on social media, with the umpire criticised for his role in how events panned out.

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

"I thought I played very well for the first two and a half sets and then I just lost it mentally". He said he liked me.

"It's not the umpire's role to go down from the chair", Federer, who will meet Kyrgios on Sunday morning (AEST), said after breezing through his own second-round match. I wasn't feeling good. He should not go down off his chair and reason with Nick.

Down one set and 2-5 in the second, Kyrgios appeared to be in the midst of a mild meltdown on a scorching afternoon. "I can't think of one".

Kyrgios hauled himself back into the contest after Lahyani's approach, having looked utterly disinterested in the early stages.

"He was down there for too long".

"I go into that match with zero expectation". It was a conversation and conversations change mindsets. "It can be a physio, a doctor, an umpire, for that matter", Federer said.

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