Thanasi Kokkinakis and Fernando Verdasco in angry on-court bust-up at Miami Open… with Aussie hot-head Nick Kyrgios chiming in

THANASI KOKKINAKIS and Fernando Verdasco have been concerned in an angry on-court bust-up at Miami Open on Monday.

Australian star Kokkinakis, 21, clashed with the veteran Spaniard, and pair exchanged angry phrases with the umpire.

 Fernando Verdasco and Thanasi Kokkinakis were involved in fiery row on Monday

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Fernando Verdasco and Thanasi Kokkinakis have been concerned in fiery row on Monday

The row started after Verdasco, 34, grew annoyed with a "disruptive" member of the gang – with Kokkinakis then angered by the Spanish star's behaviour.

That man later turned out to be the Australian's father – with Verdasco initially believing it to be the teenager's coach.

Through the lengthy argument, Verdasco stated to Kokkinakis: "I'm not making an attempt to disrespect you, I'm not speaking about you, I'm speaking concerning the man in the gang."

After clicking the person in the gang was his personal father, Kokkinakis roared: "That's my dad. That affects me. That's my f***ing dad."

 Thanasi Kokkinakis took exception to Fernando Verdasco criticising his dad

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Thanasi Kokkinakis took exception to Fernando Verdasco criticising his dad

Naturally, Kokkinakis' fellow Australian and infamous hot-head Nick Kyrgios had his say later in the day.

Following the row, Kyrgios tweeted: "I hope TK wins this match, Verdasco is the saltiest dude, have to be annoyed at his previous success towards Aussies."

Within the seemingly endless quarrel, Verdasco replied to Kyrgios on Twitter… persevering with to stoke the hearth.

The Spaniard stated: "@NickKyrgios when you might have the braveness to place a tweet insulting one other participant you might want to have the identical to don't delete it."

 Nick Kyrgios couldnt help but have his say on the Miami Open row

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Nick Kyrgios couldnt assist however have his say on the Miami Open row

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By no means one to carry his tongue, Kyrgios barked again, saying: "I might truthfully have advised it to Fernando’s face.

"The rationale I deleted my earlier tweet was as a result of I didn’t need to trigger undesirable consideration, however I’m simply gonna depart this right here.

"Thanks for blocking me, I’m positive that took numerous braveness x"

 Fernando Verdasco eventually went on to win the clash in Miami

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Fernando Verdasco ultimately went on to win the conflict in Miami

Ultimately, Verdasco did handle to beat Kokkinakis, profitable three-6 6-four 7-6 (7-four) in Miami.

Following the Spaniard's win, the pair shared a clumsy handshake and went their separate methods.

In the meantime, Kyrgios loved a smoother journey into the Miami Open quarter-finals, with a 6-three 6-three win over fifteenth seed Fabio Fognini.

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THANASI KOKKINAKIS and Fernando Verdasco have been concerned in an angry on-court bust-up at Miami Open on Monday.

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