Teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios flirted with disqualification at the US open before powering on to defeat two-time semi-finalist Mikhail Youzhny.
In a bid to back up his incredible win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon the 19-year-old vanquished his opponent with a 7-5 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (7-1) victory at Flushing Meadows on Monday's day of play.
But the passionate youngster stood just one point away from being ejected from the court after incurring three code violations during the high octane three hour encounter.
In the second set Kyrgios walloped a ball out of the stadium in frustration and later dropped the F-bomb twice. In the fourth set he was docked a game for using the obscenities.
However the Aussie managed to collect himself and went on to win and after the match told reporters his outbursts are something he is trying to eliminate from his game.
"It just comes from having high expectations most of the time," Kyrgios said.
"I have been an emotional player most of my career. Maybe I will be able to manage it in the future.
"It's a work in progress. It's something that's always been there."
But during his commentary of the match John McEnroe said even he was shocked to see the technical penalties come into play.
"Most players never even see that (game) penalty. I've seen it," said McEnroe said.
While Kyrgios obscenities might be unacceptable for a gentleman’s game like tennis his outbursts sit somewhere on the mild end of the spectrum when you consider the kind of on-court tantrums tennis has seen over the years.
Here are some of the biggest dummy spits from some of the best superbrats to ever pick up (and throw) a racquet.
1 / 0
2 / 0
3 / 0
4 / 0
5 / 0
6 / 0
7 / 0
8 / 0
9 / 0
10 / 0
11 / 0