"Drop this guy from your agency, Naomi Osaka!" Nick Kyrgios shouts about Andrey Rublev
Nick Kyrgios' caustic response to fans' sympathy for Andrey Rublev's emotional outburst during his second-round loss in Cincinnati on social media caused uproar.
On-court cameras caught Rublev, known for his passionate outbursts, breaking down during the changeover versus Emil Ruusuvuori.
The Russian lost in three sets and is on a three-match losing run.
While the Aussie should have sympathized, he pointed out the double standard in how some athletes are treated for expressing emotional weakness.
Kyrgios' remark was widely criticized in tennis.
One fan even asked Naomi Osaka to withdraw the Aussie from her agency for trivializing Rublev's mental health difficulties.
Another fan questioned Kyrgios' arrogance in disapproving of Rublev, given that the Russian's emotional meltdown didn't harm anyone.
They also said Kyrgios' meltdowns are the most explosive.
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