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Watch: Nick Kyrgios Demands Shouting Fan Be Ejected From Australian Open Final

Watch: Nick Kyrgios Demands Shouting Fan Be Ejected From Australian Open Final
By Eoin Harrington

It was a huge morning for Australian sport. Not only did Ashleigh Barty become the first Australian to win their home grand slam in singles since 1978, but the day in Melbourne concluded with Aussie duo Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis claiming the men's doubles title.

'Special K', as the pair are known, won a thrilling final 7-5, 6-4 against fellow Australians Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell at Melbourne Park.

The game was not without incident, as all four players complained about a shouting fan from the crowd - who was ultimately ejected, after Kyrgios demanded he be thrown out.

'Get him out!' - Nick Kyrgios demands shouting fan be removed from Australian Open crowd

With the game in its second set and Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis one game away from taking home the title, the serve for Ebden and Purcell was crucial. They were understandably miffed, then, when a rogue spectator shouted from the crowd as the ball was about to be struck for the serve.

To their credit, they would go on to win the point, but the pair immediately approached the umpire to complain about the noise from the crowd.

When the fan's face was flashed up on the big screen, boos were heard around the stadium, and the umpire implored the crowd to stay silent while play was in progress, saying that one or two fans were "totally ruining" the game for everyone else.

The fan appeared apologetic and promised to stop his shouting, but the crowd remained on edge towards him.



It was then that Kyrgios kicked off and, pointing to the fan, he demanded that he be removed. Eventually, security approached the man and his friends and requested that he leave, which they did.

The match would end just two games later, with Kyrgios and Kokkinakis claiming the second set and a special victory - the first Australian triumph in the men's doubles in 25 years. Kyrgios' mood had certainly lifted by the time it came to the celebrations.



Nick Kyrgios has never been one to shy away from confrontation, and one fan found that out in an unfortunate manner in Melbourne on Saturday.

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