Roger Federer hits the US Open referee who trained & # 039; Nick Kyrgios in winning a match

Roger Federer (represented in action on Thursday) will face Nick Kyrgios in the third round of the US Open

The next US Open opponent of Nick Kyrgios has criticized the referee of the tournament chair, whose talk encouraged the Australian tennis star to victory and says he will not tolerate a repetition when the pair meets.

The world number two, Roger Federer, joined a chorus of modern and past tennis greats who criticized the extraordinary mid-match talk that unleashed Kyrgios in the third round of the US Open in New York on Saturday for a put in the last 16.

The Swedish official Mohamed Lahyani is under fire for his unprecedented intervention, after Kyrgios got a comeback victory loaded with drama on the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Flushing Meadows.

"It's not the referee's role to get off the chair," Federer said after his second-round victory.

Roger Federer (represented in action on Thursday) will face Nick Kyrgios in the third round of the US Open

Roger Federer (represented in action on Thursday) will face Nick Kyrgios in the third round of the US Open

I understand what I was trying to do. It behaves the way it behaves and then you decide if you like it or do not like it. I do not know what he said, I do not care what he said. It's not just about how you feel, "Oh, I'm not feeling well."

The five times champion of the USA UU He believes that the chair umpire spent too much time with Kyrgios and declared that it would not happen in his next game.

"That's why it will not happen again and everyone knows it," said Federer.

"It's not the role of the referee to get off the chair, you do not go and talk like that."

The 20-time Grand Slam champion also retweeted a message from former star Andy Roddick, who asked critics to be easier with the referee.

An extraordinary mid-match speech by the bench referee has dismissed Nick Kyrgios in a likely third-round success of the US Open with Roger Federer

An extraordinary mid-match speech by the bench referee has dismissed Nick Kyrgios in a likely third-round success of the US Open with Roger Federer

An extraordinary mid-match speech by the bench referee has dismissed Nick Kyrgios in a likely third-round success of the US Open with Roger Federer

& # 39; Layhani is a good man who genuinely cares about people. I really like him as a human … he did something he should not have, "Roddick wrote on Twitter.

& # 39; This is the behavior we should see more of these days. Unfortunately, it was the wrong time / place for it. Selfishly I hope they are easy with him.

The four-time US Open champion UU John McEnroe was also among the minority that supported Layhani but reprimanded Kyrgios.

Former tennis star Andy Roddick took to Twitter to ask critics to be easy with the chair referee

Former tennis star Andy Roddick took to Twitter to ask critics to be easy with the chair referee

Former tennis star Andy Roddick took to Twitter to ask critics to be easy with the chair referee

"I'm here to do something I've never done in 40 years in tennis, I'm going to defend this referee," McEnroe said on ESPN.

"I think the fact that Nick Kyrgios was playing and not competing, and he was not playing hard, Mohamed Lahyani got up from the chair, which I've never seen and actually tried to push him."

Roger Federer (pictured) believes his opponent Nick Kyrgios will not receive special treatment in his US Open showdown at Flushing Meadows. "That's why it will not happen again," Federer said.

Roger Federer (pictured) believes his opponent Nick Kyrgios will not receive special treatment in his US Open showdown at Flushing Meadows. "That's why it will not happen again," Federer said.

Roger Federer (pictured) believes his opponent Nick Kyrgios will not receive special treatment in his US Open showdown at Flushing Meadows. "That's why it will not happen again," Federer said.

Other tennis greats were not as understanding.

– Kyrgios receiving a pep talk from the nice referee Lahyani was wrong on many levels. This is not a junior tournament. The Integrity Unit will analyze this. I'm sorry to say, but he really should resign his position immediately, "wrote Australian legend Pat Cash.

Swedish legend Mats Wilander added: "I would say that goes against the rules." The referee should have warned Nick Kyrgios for unsportsmanlike conduct because he does not try and it's bad for the sport, but it is unlikely that the chairman will go down and have a kind of psychology session with one of the players. "

Kyrgios was losing 3-0 in the second set when Lahyani left his chair to ask the Australian to start trying for the good of the crowd he pays, and to avoid being penalized for not doing his best.

& # 39; I want to help you & # 39;, Lahyani repeated. "I've seen your matches: you're great for tennis, Nick, I know it's not you.

The Australian (pictured with Ajla Tomljanovic) lost 3-0 in the second set when Lahyani left his chair to ask the Australian to start trying

The Australian (pictured with Ajla Tomljanovic) lost 3-0 in the second set when Lahyani left his chair to ask the Australian to start trying

The Australian (pictured with Ajla Tomljanovic) lost 3-0 in the second set when Lahyani left his chair to ask the Australian to start trying

Looking for some kind of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: OK, just call the coach to the court and I'll try.

But when the coach arrived and asked what Kyrgios needed for treatment, the Australian said: "I do not know, check my wrist or something … Can you stay here for two minutes?"

The controversial "coaching" of the referee was savagely attacked on social networks, with fans furious at their perception of partiality towards Kyrgios and alleging that it was unfair to Herbert.

Former Australian referee and former head of ASADA Richard Ings even weighed.

& # 39; I want to help you. I want to help you, "said Lahyani." I've seen your matches: you're great for tennis. Nick, I know it's not you.

& # 39; I want to help you. I want to help you, "said Lahyani." I've seen your matches: you're great for tennis. Nick, I know it's not you.

& # 39; I want to help you. I want to help you, "said Lahyani." I've seen your matches: you're great for tennis. Nick, I know it's not you.

Looking for some kind of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: OK, just call the coach on the court and I'll try.

Looking for some kind of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: OK, just call the coach on the court and I'll try.

Looking for some kind of physical treatment, Kyrgios said: OK, just call the coach on the court and I'll try.

The controversial "coaching" of the referee was attacked on social networks by fans and tennis greats

The controversial "coaching" of the referee was attacked on social networks by fans and tennis greats

The controversial "coaching" of the referee was attacked on social networks by fans and tennis greats

"I'm destroying my brain to think of a situation that requires a chair judge to talk to a player like that, I used thousands of matches, I was the ATP chief of trade, I can not think of one," Ings tweeted.

The USTA, which is already besieged by a succession of rules that made a serious mistake in this grand slam, was also unimpressed with Lahyani's conduct and is investigating the incident.

But it certainly seemed to work for Kyrgios, who crawled back into the contest after being totally disinterested in the early stages.

Yawning a second, Kyrgios handed a winner back to the next to break Herbert to return to serve at 4-5 in the second set before offering a fist bomb subdued to his box.

Kyrgios (pictured with Ajla Tomljanovic) received an extraordinary speech from the referee in the middle of the match

Kyrgios (pictured with Ajla Tomljanovic) received an extraordinary speech from the referee in the middle of the match

Kyrgios (pictured with Ajla Tomljanovic) received an extraordinary speech from the referee in the middle of the match

The fans were furious at the bias perceived by the referee towards Kyrgios and claiming that it was unfair to Herbert

The fans were furious at the bias perceived by the referee towards Kyrgios and claiming that it was unfair to Herbert

The fans were furious at the bias perceived by the referee towards Kyrgios and claiming that it was unfair to Herbert

The tiebreaker was secured to equalize the level and then break Herbert early in the third set to take command.

Fully revitalized, Kyrgios only lost three games in the last two sets, sealing the victory after two hours and 47 minutes.

When asked what the referee was saying when he was left behind for a set and a break, Kyrgios said: "I was worried about how he was playing, like" "Nick, are you okay?"

& # 39; He (Herbert) let me go back to that set. I should have served it. I stayed here in the second set. I had no real choice. "

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After the third game of the second set in the Kyrgios-Herbert match at Court 17, with Kyrgios down 0-3, the chairman Mohamed Lahyani left his chair to verify the condition of Nick Kyrgios.

He left the chair due to the level of noise in the stadium during the change to make sure he could effectively communicate with Kyrgios.

Lahyani was worried that Kyrgios might need medical attention. Lahyani told Kyrgios that if he felt sick, the tournament could provide medical help.

He also informed Kyrgios that if his apparent lack of interest in the party continued, that as a chairman, he would have to take action. He again suggested to Kyrgios that he could receive medical attention.

In the next change, Kyrgios down 1-4, received treatment from the physiotherapist.

Your defeated opponent I was furious after the game.

& # 39; Nick on his side is not to blame since he did not ask for anything. But his behavior and motivation on the court changed after this moment and then he dominated the game, "said Herbert.

& # 39; After watching the video, I'm angry with the referee. You should not get out of your chair and reason with Nick.

"I'm even more upset about the USTA statement that is taking us for fools."

Kyrgios insisted that Lahyani's conversation was not the spark of his fight and said he would be upset if the respected official was sanctioned in any way.

"It has happened in Shanghai before, when we all know that I had that moment in Shanghai, where the referee said the same thing: & # 39; It's not good for the integrity of the sport, it does not look good & # 39; & # 39; said Kyrgios.

& # 39; It happens in other sports, too. In football, if someone is being mistreated, he is warned: "If you keep doing this, you will be penalized". The same kind of things.

& # 39; It had no effect at all. I was 3-love down, (then) 5-2 down. Obviously, it did not help at all.

Swedish official Mohamed Lahyani is under fire for his unprecedented intervention

Swedish official Mohamed Lahyani is under fire for his unprecedented intervention

Swedish official Mohamed Lahyani is under fire for his unprecedented intervention

Federer was also playing against a Frenchman, Benoit Paire, in his second-round match on Thursday. They asked the Swiss legend about the action of the referee in the Kyrgios match.

"It's not the referee's role to get off the chair, but I understand what he was trying to do, he (Kyrgios) behaves the way he behaves," he said.

It came after Kyrgios snorted and made his way to the second round of the US Open. UU

It came after Kyrgios snorted and made his way to the second round of the US Open. UU

It came after Kyrgios snorted and made his way to the second round of the US Open. UU

"As a referee, you make a decision in the chair, you like it or you do not like it, but you do not go and talk like that, in my opinion.

& # 39; I do not know what he said. I do not care what he said. It's not just about "How do you feel?" "Oh, I do not feel so good." He returns to the chair. "He was there too long.

It's a conversation. Conversations can change your way of thinking. It can be a physiotherapist, a doctor, an arbitrator for that matter. That's why it will not happen again. I think everyone knows. "

The controversy comes after Kyrgios spent much of his first round match against Moldovan Radu Albot complaining of fatigue when temperatures rose to 35C.

At one point, he turned to the box of his followers and said: "They have fucked me, they have fucked my legs". I'm cooked, I'm f *** done. I can not play.

He was also seen casually singing along with & # 39; Fly Away & # 39; of Lenny Kravitz as the song played at the Louis Armstrong Stadium at the end of the second set.

Later, Kyrgios said that his strange antics on the court [him] relaxed & # 39;

He approached to take the first round match in four sets, before revealing his next move.

"I knew it was going to be a difficult match, I'm happy to have overcome it … But now I just want to eat something, I'm hungry," Kyrgios said.

During his first game of the round, he approached the box of his followers and said: "I'm crazy, my legs are fucked. I'm cooked, I'm f *** done. I can not play & # 39;

During his first game of the round, he approached the box of his followers and said: "I'm crazy, my legs are fucked. I'm cooked, I'm f *** done. I can not play & # 39;

During his first game of the round, he approached the box of his followers and said: "I'm crazy, my legs are fucked. I'm cooked, I'm f *** done. I can not play & # 39;

Kyrgios was involved in another strange exchange with a chair judge in July, when James Keothavong shamelessly gave him a lesson on the basics of tennis at Wimbledon.

The Australian faced Keothavong in a conversation during his confrontation with Robin Haase, who saw the exasperated referee come down from his chair to illustrate the rule of foot failure.

Keothavong stood with his feet behind the double aisle near his chair to explain.

He drew an imaginary extension of the center mark and put his back foot on the other side of the court, which is contrary to the rules.

During his first round match, Kyrgios (with Ajla Tomljanovic) was also seen singing along with & # 39; Fly Away & # 39; of Lenny Kravitz while the song played at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

During his first round match, Kyrgios (with Ajla Tomljanovic) was also seen singing along with & # 39; Fly Away & # 39; of Lenny Kravitz while the song played at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

During his first round match, Kyrgios (with Ajla Tomljanovic) was also seen singing along with & # 39; Fly Away & # 39; of Lenny Kravitz while the song played at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Kyrgios was involved in another strange exchange with a chair judge in July, when James Keothavong shamelessly gave him a lesson on the basics of tennis at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios was involved in another strange exchange with a chair judge in July, when James Keothavong shamelessly gave him a lesson on the basics of tennis at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios was involved in another strange exchange with a chair judge in July, when James Keothavong shamelessly gave him a lesson on the basics of tennis at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios watched and listened while Keothavong demonstrated the lack of foot.

At the Australian Open in January, Kyrgios was stopped for two-foot fouls against Grigor Dimitrov.

It was considered that he had broken the same rule by dragging his foot back over the center mark.

"They have not called me because of an error in the foot in three years," Kyrgios told the referee. "It is not possible man, it is not possible".

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