Nick Kyrgios rows with umpire during Shanghai Masters first-round exit

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Nick Kyrgios's effort is under the microscope again after an umpire suggested a point during his first-round Shanghai Masters defeat was "really borderline".

"I want to help you", chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani told Kyrgios, who went on to capture 19 of the next 25 games and set up a clash against Federer in NY.

Later, after belting down an ace, Kyrgios sarcastically asked Dumusois: "Was that borderline?"

"That's enough. I don't want to talk about that any more", Dumusois said.

Kyrgios began to slide, and was down 0-3 in the third set - a startling set of circumstances given he had lost five straight games from 4-4 in the second set.

"It's interesting when you watch him, the umpires are watching him more closely than generally they watch the other end", Woodbridge told reporters at an event for next year's Australian Open.

Roger Federer warned temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday (Oct 9) that he would never fulfil his potential without the work ethic to go with his talent.

Previous year he was fined $10,000 and forfeited his first-round loser's cheque following a decision to walk off after losing the first set against Steve Johnson. "I think next year it's about a focus on slams and actually performing and going deep in those".

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Shanghai is not the only scene of a Kyrgios controversy.

In that game, in which the un-seeded German dismantled Kyrgios in just 48 minutes, Kyrgios appeared to walk off court before Zverev had completed his service game, leading to a chorus of boos.

Now ranked 38, it will take a major turnaround for Kyrgios to pick up a seeding for next year's Australian Open.

Klahn, also a qualifier and making his first appearance in Shanghai, defeated Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

And in 2015, he was fined USD1,500 for using obscenities during a match and calling the event a "circus".

The Swede climbing down from his chair in NY to have a lengthy chat with Kyrgios when he was showing little effort as he trailed by a set and 3-0 down against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Last week, Kyrgios ceded his spot as Australia's highest-ranked male player to Alex de Minaur following a defeat at the Japan Open.

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