Kyrgios wins chilly Roland Garros opener, loses cool at ball boy
CONTROVERSIAL Australian Nick Kyrgios and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the French Open second round yesterday as Roland Garros got off to a damp, chilly start.
Kyrgios overcame a first set code violation to defeat Italy's Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.
The 17th seed picked up the warning for screaming at a ball boy on Court One, where the temperature dipped to 15 deg C.
He insisted he screamed at the youngster during the first-set tie-break because he wanted his towel and needed to make his voice heard.