Mar 30, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after winning a point against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in a men's singles quarter-final during the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Kyrgios won 6-4, 6-7(9), 6-3. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Tempers flared between Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev late in their Miami Open quarter-final on Thursday when a botched line call and contentious decision by the chair umpire to allow a challenge on the point caused both players to react angrily. The pivotal moment of the Australian’s 6-4 6-7(9) 6-3 triumph came on the first point of the sixth game in the deciding set, when a lob from Germany’s Zverev sailed long. The linesman mistakenly called the ball in and Kyrgios, despite believing it was out, decided to try a low percentage ‘tweener’ shot between his legs before challenging.

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