By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia and Aap
Published: 07:39 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 07:39 BST, 1 September 2019
Nick Kyrgios claimed video games were ruining him and demanded a linesman be removed during a typically dramatic exit from the US Open in New York.
In a huge opportunity lost just as the draw had opened up for the mercurial talent, Kyrgios crashed out of the tournament with a 7-6 7-6 6-3 third-round loss to red-hot Russian Andrey Rublev.
The Australian tennis star spent most of the match complaining of being blinded by the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
He needed eye drops from the tournament physiotherapist just three games in.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) used eye drops after complaining Call of Duty had ruined his eyesight
'I throw the ball up in the air and I can't see for, like, 30 seconds after,' he said, adding that he was guessing where the next ball was going to be when he tried to hit it.
But there was bigger trouble shortly after when a linesman reported Kyrgios for swearing.
The 28th seed wasn't happy during a talking-to from the chair umpire, yelling at the linesman from his changeover chair: 'whistleblower' before demanding Eva Asderaki to 'get him off'.
'I said I can't see a thing. That's all I said,' Kyrgios