- Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios came within a rant of US Open disqualification on Monday after a stormy first round win over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.
Kyrgios, the man who famously sent Rafael Nadal careering out of Wimbledon this year, picked up three code violations in his gruelling 7-5, 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6 (7/1) over the 21st seeded Youzhny, a semi-finalist in 2006 and 2010.
When he collected his third early in the fourth set after a series of rowdy outbursts, he was just another warning away from being kicked out.
"I guess it was just heat of the moment," said world number 60 Kyrgios, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon.
"I was frustrated the way I was playing, and, yeah, it was just all that sort of stuff. It was just an outburst, and hopefully I will be able to control that the next time I play."