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Nick Kyrgios telling someone's girlfriend to get out of his box during the middle of a game is just peak Nick Kyrgios.
It's only day one of the Australian Open and the Aussie fan favourite has already found his name in the headlines.
Kyrgios was playing Frederico Ferreira Silva in the first round of the prestigious grand slam tournament, with the Portuguese world No.185 starting strong.
Ferreira Silva clinched the opening game before breaking Kyrgios in the next.
The slow start clearly got under Kyrgios's skin as he began to grow visibly more and more frustrated with himself as the match progressed.
He was heard muttering under his breath: "Like seriously, are you awake?"
And in the third game, his frustrations were laid bare for all in attendance to see.
"Tell your girlfriend to get out of my box," he shouted in the direction of his players' box.
The bizarre outburst lead for many fans on social media to believe he was shouting at his brother Christos' partner, Alicia Gowans
Kyrgios went on to win the match 6-4 6-4 6-4 and was asked by reporters who exactly he was referring to in the box.
"Nah, it wasn't her. It wasn't her. Nah," he said.
"Mate, I'm a nutcase when I'm on court. It was just heat of the battle type stuff. It was just being out there, all those emotions again, you outlet into people you know have your back and you know that's not going to change.
"A lot of people can relate to outbursting, you know, you just need to verbalise it and lash out on someone sometimes and then I calm down and start playing some decent tennis."
The 25-year-old will now take on Frenchman Ugo Hummbert in the second round of the Australian Open but knows he must improve if he hopes to progress.
"I haven't played a grand slam match in over year," he said after his most-recent match.
"I was very nervous walking out here. I knew I was going to be able to produce anywhere near my best tennis, I'm just happy I got through."
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