This time there was no need for the umpire - Britain's James Keothavong - to dispense any pep talk to Nick Kyrgios, but the Australian still could not find a way to beat Roger Federer.
A highly entertaining but ultimately one-sided US Open third round ended with Federer playing the straight man and winning 6-4 6-1 7-5 in a match played at breakneck speed. He now faces another Australian, John Millman.
'Of course I'm happy it was three sets, at the beginning it was hard to get any rhythm. He always comes up with some great shotmaking,' said Federer.
'He came out firing a lot of aces, I was struggling with my backhand. '
Roger Federer completed a 6-4 6-1 7-5 straight sets win over Australian Nick Kyrgios
All three previous meetings between these two had gone to a tiebreak in a deciding third set, but this was the first time they had met in a Grand Slam.
A feature of their past encounters has been the Australian's determination not to show the Swiss legend too much respect, and he signalled that straightaway when, on the very first point, he literally ran at Federer's serve, poking his return long.
As if that was not