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Nick Kyrgios called hypocrite for saying doubles duo who hit ballgirl deserved French Open ejection

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Polarizing Aussie Nick Kyrgios has hailed the decision to disqualify a doubles team at the French Open for striking a ballgirl, despite twice escaping sanctions for similar incidents himself.

Japanese player Miyu Kato was left in tears after being disqualified along with Aldila Sutjiadi when a ballgirl was left injured and crying.

It appeared to be an innocent, regulation hit from Kato, who gently played the ball back over the net for the ballgirl to collect.

But she was knocked in the side and opponents Mari Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo begged the chair umpire to disqualify them, which led to tennis fans berating them for poor sportsmanship.

Not that Kyrgios had any sympathy.

A ballgirl was left in tears after being hit by a ball returned to her by Japanese player Miyu Kato at the French Open

French Open officials explain a ballgirl was injured and it was their responsibility to disqualify Kato and partner Aldila Sutjiadi

French Open officials explain a ballgirl was injured and it was their responsibility to disqualify Kato and partner Aldila Sutjiadi

Opponents Mari Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo were hounded on social media for their alleged poor sportsmanship, prompting this response from Kyrgios

Opponents Mari Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo were hounded on social media for their alleged poor sportsmanship, prompting this response from Kyrgios

“Gosh, Bouzkova and Sorribes’ instagram isn’t a great place to pin,” one fan posted on Twitter.

“Boohoo,” Kyrgios replied.

The Aussie, who is sitting out the French Open while recovering from knee surgery, also posted about how players have to overcome the jeers and that Kato and Sutjiadi deserved to be disqualified because intent played no part in the verdict.

“Around the world, whether it’s people chanting your name, worshiping you, being booed, it’s always going to be a factor in the sport. Why do we have so many people complaining about it? It’s also not about the intent, if you hit a ball at a kid, that’s standard,” he tweeted.

Fans were quick to hold Kyrgios accountable after two separate incidents involving ballkids.

Kyrgios defends his actions in Indian Wells where he narrowly missed a ball boy throwing his racket, calling a fan a 'potato'

Kyrgios defends his actions in Indian Wells where he narrowly missed a ball boy throwing his racket, calling a fan a ‘potato’

In Indian Wells, Kyrgios was at his hottest of the day and lost it completely during his quarterfinal loss to Rafael Nadal

In Indian Wells, Kyrgios was at his hottest of the day and lost it completely during his quarterfinal loss to Rafael Nadal

The first was in Indian Wells in the United States, where a ball boy was running for cover after Kyrgios launched his racket in his direction after losing his quarterfinal to Rafael Nadal.

“If you throw a racket at a ball kid, like you did in Indian Wells, that’s standard error,” one fan commented.

“It was at the end of the game, you potato. Didn’t hit anyone either,’ Kyrgios replied.

Then a large number of fans pointed to the run-up to the 2022 Australian Open doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis, when Kyrgios left a young fan in the stands in tears after hitting them with a ball.

Kyrgios had no response to fans clamoring that he hit a kid with a tennis ball at the Australian Open and not only escaped sanction but also won the doubles tournament

Kyrgios had no response to fans clamoring that he hit a kid with a tennis ball at the Australian Open and not only escaped sanction but also won the doubles tournament

Kyrgios and Australian doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis managed to win the doubles trophy outright, despite hitting and making a child cry in the stands

Kyrgios and Australian doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis managed to win the doubles trophy outright, despite hitting and making a child cry in the stands

“Nick, what about the spectator who recklessly hit you in the stands during AO22? Somehow you won the tournament,” one fan wrote.

“Mate, you hit a kid at the Aus Open and made them cry,” said another.

“Nick, I’m very much in favor, but you would have defaulted countless times if the rule was that simple. If that was the case you wouldn’t have the AO doubles titles,” added another.

Kyrgios did not respond to those comments.

He did, however, reply to another fan, who pointed out that Roger Federer was playfully hitting balls at ballkids all along to get them involved in the game and help them practice their catching skills.

Haha now it’s getting ridiculous. The [goat emoji] having fun and the prom kids catch him, comparing their life memory to an outside double play. Absurd,’ Kyrgios replied.

Kato burst into tears after overcoming women's doubles disqualification to reach the French Open mixed doubles semifinals with doubles partner Tim Puetz

Kato burst into tears after overcoming women’s doubles disqualification to reach the French Open mixed doubles semifinals with doubles partner Tim Puetz

While Kato was stripped of her ranking points and prize money due to the disqualification, she was allowed to continue in the mixed doubles event.

In emotional scenes, she burst into tears and had to be comforted by doubles partner Tim Puetz after reaching the semifinals in mixed doubles.

Earlier, she had apologized for hitting the ballgirl in women’s doubles.

“I would like to offer my sincere apologies to the ball girl, my partner Aldila and team, and my supporters for today’s unfortunate accident. It was completely unintentional. As a result, I am being punished by RG [Roland Garros] by forfeiting my prize money and points. I appreciate all your continued support,’

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