Nick Kyrgios is tired, says Todd Woodbridge, and the Australian tennis star needs to adjust his schedule dramatically if he wants to avoid the kind of blow-ups witnessed in China.
Woodbridge, the Davis Cup legend and tennis commentator, watched Kyrgios' long and heated exchange with chair umpire Damien Dumusois at the Shanghai Masters with a familiar feeling.
It is far from the first time Kyrgios has been accused of 'tanking' a match. Two years ago he received an eight-week ban for "conduct contrary to the integrity of the game", also after a tournament in Shanghai.
"One thing stands out for me, with Nick, he plays Shanghai because he has to," Woodbridge said at the launch of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.