Nick Kyrgios admitted he was completely outplayed in the fourth round of Roland Garros on Friday.
Kyrgios entered the tie hoping to become the first Australian to reach the fourth round of the men's singles at the clay court spectacle since Lleyton Hewitt in 2007, but that dream was quickly squashed by a straight set loss to Richard Gasquet.
The Frenchman was in superb form in front of his home crowd, with his backhand in particular keeping Kyrgios way behind the baseline.
"I got absolutely destroyed…wasn't really fun," the 21-year-old told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"Leaves a bit of bad taste in my mouth. I thought I had a good clay court season leading up, and it was just a bad performance today.
"I had chances in the breaker, and I just didn't play – I struggled today pretty much in every aspect. I had chances in the second and I just didn't play big. I just played really bad today. Really bad."
Kyrgios' frustration was taken out on his brother Christos in the players box, as he asked him to leave between games.
This cued a number of jeers from the French crowd. Kyrgios would also leave the court to a chorus of boos after the match.
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