A day on from hitting out at "cringeworthy" Novak Djokovic and "super salty" Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios made more headlines in Rome with a spectacular mid-match meltdown against Casper Ruud.
Having lost his serve early on in the third set, Kyrgios reacted angrily and was given a game penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Kyrgios then smashed his racket and kicked a bottle over as his frustration grew.
Shouting "I'm done, I'm f------ done," he chucked a plastic chair onto the court, before picking up his bag, shaking hands with the umpire and his opponent and making a hasty exit. As he began to leave, it appeared as though the umpire defaulted him anyway - and there will likely be further repercussions for a player who has already been fined, suspended and forced to see a sports psychologist after 'tanking' (tennis slang for giving up) against Mischa Zverev three years ago.
What it all means is that despite only playing two matches, Kyrgios will leave Rome having provided more talking points than pretty much the rest of the field put together.
On Wednesday, the tennis landscape was dominated by an interview he had given to the No Challenges Remaining, in which he criticised Djokovic, Nadal and a number of leading players.
"I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked," Kyrgios said about Djokovic. "Like he wants to be like Roger (Federer). I just can't stand him. This whole celebration thing he does after matches, it's so cringeworthy.
"He's a champion of the sport, one of the greatest we'll ever see. I honestly think he will get the grand slam count (for most titles in history), he'll pass Federer.
"No matter how many grand slams he wins, he will never be the greatest for me simply because I've played him twice and, I'm sorry, but if you can't beat me, you're not the greatest of all time.
"If I play him and I beat him, I'm doing his celebration in front of him. That would be hilarious."
Kyrgios also accused Nadal of being a sore loser and labelled his uncle and long-time coach Toni an "idiot".
Kyrgios, who also described Nadal's Spanish countryman Fernando Verdasco as "the most arrogant person ever", said: "He's my polar opposite. And he's super salty.
"When he wins, it's fine, he won't say anything bad, he'll credit the opponent. But as soon as I beat him it's just like he has no respect for me, my fans, and no respect to the game.
"And then uncle Toni came out saying, 'he lacks education'. I'm like, I did 12 years at school you idiot. I'm very educated. We do things differently. Why can't we just accept that?"