"I know like, if I forfeit, it's gonna be bad", Kyrgios told the trainers.
With the win, Kyrgios moves to an impressive 3-3 in matches against Nadal. I'm not going to comment on his game, he has his game, I have my game.
Kyrgios' impressive streak of winners and booming serves were overshadowed by late hostility that erupted between the pair when the match was on the line.
The first set was played in typical Nadal fashion - the Spaniard sticking mostly to the baseline, playing fast, powerful shots that forced Kyrgios to scramble.
"I'm not going to get into how he plays, however".
Kyrgios overcame a bout of nausea and a stiff back to save three match points on the way to beating top seed Nadal.
But he reserved his most cutting remarks for the 17-time major victor. Kyrgios wrote, adding a gif of actor Hugh Laurie shrugging his shoulders.
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Earlier in the day, Kardashian posted about dealing with a "rough patch" in her life. She also added, "It's really hard to regain trust".
There were several flashpoints in the three-hour match in Acapulco, with Kyrgios receiving a warning for swearing and telling the crowd to "shut up" during the second set.
Kyrgios nearly quit after the first set due to illness but kept going after considering how the media and fans would respond to his early stoppage.
It was a match that had it all, with Kyrgios requiring a medical time out for his sore back.
"But he lacks respect for the crowd, his opponent and himself".
A backhand down the line victor in game four delivered the first break point for Nadal and he converted it with a lovely backhand lob victor, creating another break chance next time he returned after a forehand down the line victor. The rule in the book says he has to play to the speed of the server, but Rafa has his speed every time, so I'm not going to comment on him. We played well. That's the sport. "I love playing Rafa, he's an unbelievable champion".
"After a few different opinions in a few different countries, last week I had a small procedure done which will take a few weeks to heal".
During the first set, Kyrgios appeared not be giving a full effort on occasions and even flirted with pulling out of the match. "I am truly disappointed that I will not be able to return.to defend my title", Del Potro said of the Masters 1000 event that starts on March 7.
"It's the way I play, it's the way he plays".