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Nick Kyrgios blows his cool and then lead in four-set loss to Kevin Anderson at French Open

Nick Kyrgios blows his cool and then lead in four-set loss to Kevin Anderson at French Open

Nick Kyrgios’ talent is undeniable. So is his temperament. Docked a point for smashing rackets, the 18th-seeded Kyrgios went from a set and a break up in the French Open’s second round to a swift loss, ceding 16 of the last 19 games while being beaten 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday by Kevin Anderson.

As men’s tennis searches for the face of its next generation, perhaps someone who one day will fill a void left by folks such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, there are those who believe Kyrgios, 22, has the flashy game and attention-attracting personality to fit the bill.

Still, it takes on-court success to lead a sport, and Kyrgios’ uneven...

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