Watching Nick Kyrgios play conjures a wide range of emotions. He'll occasionally leave us in awe of his breathtaking natural talent, but the 21-year-old Aussie is just as likely to spread utter bewilderment.
His effort at the Shanghai Rolex Masters unfortunately falls into the latter category.
During his second-round match against 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev, the combustible Kyrgios went up in flames.
Nick Kyrgios was booed during a listless 6-3, 6-1 loss to Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday, then angrily defended his behavior by saying he didn't owe the spectators anything and fans could "just leave" if they did...
Nick Kyrgios is an undoubtedly talented tennis player and plays with a primal fearlessness. On the other hand, he also can come off like an undoubted jerk at times.
Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios's commitment to tennis is again under scrutiny after preferring to take part in February's NBA celebrity game rather than play a tournament he had already committed to.