With umpire decision rattling him, Kyrgios goes down in Toronto for third loss in a row

Kyrgios is now 7-6 in 2021 and had dropped to No. 80 in the world rankings

Washington, D.C, U.S: NICK KYRGIOS hits a forehand during his match at the Rock Creek Tennis Center

Nick Kyrgios was defeated by American Reilly Opelka in the first round of the National Bank Open in Toronto on Monday evening.

Opelka, ranked 32nd in the world, advanced with a tough 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 win over the Australian, who appeared to be rattled after a ruling went against him late in the second set.

At 4-4 in the second set, Opelka closed in very close to the net to put away a ball. Kyrgios thought that the American had touched the net with his foot but the chair umpire did not agree with his view.

The Australian seemed to lose his concentration after the incident and went on to lose the match in three sets.

This is the third consecutive loss for Kyrgios on the tour. He lost in the second round in Atlanta and the first round in Washington last week. The Australian has now dropped to No. 80 in the rankings.

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