Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios advanced to the Australian Open doubles final on Thursday, but not without breaking his racquet and giving the crowd the middle finger, true to his image as " bad boy ".

Kyrgios and partner Thanasi Kokkinakis will face Matt Ebden and Max Purcell for an all-Australian final, the first in 42 years.

Special K's to the final 👏@TKokkinakis & @NickKyrgios upset the No. 3 seeds Granollers/Zeballos to qualify for the #AusOpen Men's Doubles final 🔥



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They beat in the semi-final the pair made up of Argentinian Horacio Zeballos and Spaniard Marcel Granollers 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.

During the match, Kyrgios complained about the machine controlling the string of the net before interrupting a service motion as he was leading 4-2 in the 1st set.

He then turned his ire on the crowd at Rod Laver Arena who were showing up too loudly for his liking between his first and second serves, when he and his partner had previously encouraged that same crowd to support him.

Did you get up on the wrong foot this morning?

Obviously, Nick Kyrgios too... 😡



However, the Australian qualified for the doubles final with his compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis #AUsOpen #HomeOfTennis pic.twitter.com/zaAbb5J7nG

– Eurosport France (@Eurosport_FR) January 27, 2022

All this before giving the middle finger to the public, hitting a ball against a wall around the court and breaking his racquet after losing a serve.

"When are you going to calm this crowd down, old man?"

“, Launched the Australian player to the chair umpire James Keothavong.

"Are you going to let them scream while I serve?"

It's already happened four times during this game.

Yet Kokkinakis himself had felt earlier at the tournament that the more agitated the crowd the better for everyone, speaking of Melbourne spectators.

Grow up a little Nick, it's time.

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