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LIVE: Nadal hampered by mystery ailment

Puetz and Venus broke Kyrgios and Kokkinakis early on in the second set and have consolidated it to take a 4-1 lead after dropping the first set 7-5.

Tensions are beginning to boil over in the Aussie camp as well, with Kyrgios not impressed by Greek chair umpire Eva Asderaki-Moore’s management of the service clock.

Kyrgios is peeved by Asderaki-Moore seemingly being lenient when Puetz and Venus are serving, but then starting the clock earlier when he and Kokkinakis serve.

Here’s how the exchange between the Aussie and the chair umpire went:

Kyrgios: Why do you start the clock so late when they’re playing? That was like a minute.

Asderaki-Moore: I know that. There are certain procedures when the clock starts.

Kyrgios: Yeah, but I saw you, you didnn’t start the clock for so long. Why?

Asderaki-Moore: Because he needs to be at the baseline to start the clock

“He took a minute to serve on break point,” Kyrgios continued at the end of the game.

“When Thanasi’s serving on this end, you’re starting the clock [immediately]. But then when he starts, you haven’t started the clock until he’s at the baseline, so it’s taking 15 seconds already.”

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