But US Open officials leapt to his defence, backing up Lahyani's story, which stated he only left his chair to address fears that Kyrgios may have needed medical attention.
Mohamed Lahyani "went beyond protocol" Thursday, when he climbed down from his chair to exhort Kyrgios, the USTA said in a toothless statement Friday, in an apparent reversal of its party line the day prior, when it excused Lahyani's conduct. I'm not sure if that was encouragement. But it looks like Mohamed Lahyani didn't read the rulebook and Nick Kyrgios was at the receiving end of his favour. He's going to probably get suspended for this and not be able to do the big matches, which I think is unfair because Mohamed was trying to do something good for the sport. "(I) may be enjoying NY a little less, but that gives me, you know, the credibility to play better".
Herbert said the conversation between his opponent and the umpire didn't really affect him as he was trying to focus on himself during the match.
"Lahyani told Kyrgios that, if he was feeling ill, the tournament could provide medical help".
"I don't think he has to go down and take the position of a coach like you can see on the WTA Tour".
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"It's not the umpire's role to go down from the chair", Federer, who will meet Kyrgios on Sunday morning (AEST), said after breezing through his own second-round match. "I had the plan to go to Dubai first, where it's extremely hot".
The wild and unusual incident came during the second set, with Kyrgios already one set down and trailing 3-0.
Lahyani got down from his post in between sets and attempted to give Kyrgios a pep talk.
As he posted a farewell message to NY on Instagram, Murray added: "I'm off to get a health check as apparently I've started imagining things".
'I haven't seen it, as I say.
Herbert was not impressed by the intervention from Lahyani, as he offered up these comments following a match that appeared to turn after the umpire spoke to Kyrgios.
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"Didn't now umpires were allowed to give pep talks", she tweeted.
Tennis remains one of those sports that prides itself on a sense of decorum, but Ozzie Nick Kyrgios has never been much bothered with all of that. The fourth seeds defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain and Argentina's Guido Pella 6-2 6-3 to continue their great form.
Three seeded men departed earlier, with No. 12 Pablo Carreno-Busta, a semifinalist in 2017, stopping in the fifth set of his match with a leg injury, while No. 14 Fabio Fognini lost to John Millman 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, and No. 23 Hyeon Chung was beaten by Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-3.
"It's a conversation, and a conversation can change your mindset".
"I think we both really played on a really high level from the first point", said 2016 champion Kerber who had led by a set and 5-2 at one stage.
US Open chiefs didn't help matters by claiming Lahyani was forced to step from his chair as the crowd noise meant that Kyrgios could not hear him.
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"This was always the Grand Slam that I didn't play my best ever". "He's not a coach, he's an umpire and he should stay in his chair for that. I don't go out at all", said the 21-year-old who will next face compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber. We all hear on the video what the umpire said to Nick overpassing (overstepping) his functions.