Nick Kyrgios rows with umpire during Shanghai Masters first-round exit

Nick Kyrgios has fallen to world No 38 this season

Nick Kyrgios has fallen to world No 38 this season

Shanghai: Novak Djokovic had won all 11 previous matches against Jeremy Chardy and the world No 3's flawless run was never in real doubt at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.

Kyrgios would go on to lose the match 4-6 6-4 6-3 in a shocking first-round exit.

The Spanish great is not in Shanghai - where he lost to Roger Federer in last year's final - because of injury.

The Georgian, up to a career-high 23 in the world following his victory over Juan Martin del Potro in Beijing on Sunday, beat the teenage Canadian 6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes.

It is the third successive year in which the Australian has gone out of the tournament in controversial fashion.

Nick Kyrgios' effort is under question again after an umpire suggested a point in the second set of his Shanghai Masters defeat was "really borderline".

Hey, what do you have against Shanghai, Kyrgios?

The 33-year-old Swiss star, who has had injury problems, was defeated by 13th seed Borna Coric.

But he also sounded a note of caution.

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"I think with Nick when he's fresh he plays great and it's about managing schedules as much as anything, so that he plays no more than three weeks in row and then he gets away from it", Woodbridge said.

"You know exactly what I meant, Nick. You have no right to tell me that it's poor".

The talented but temperamental Kyrgios, who is ranked 38th in the world, has a chequered history with Shanghai.

Previous year he was fined $US10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct after hitting two balls out the stadium and quitting mid-match against Steve Johnson in the first round of the tournament.

Added Federer: "He can win bigger tournaments and do all these things".

"But there is still a process in place". Sanghai is not the only scene of a Kyrgios controversy.

During last month's US Open, an umpire copped a ban after he gave Kyrgios a weird mid-match pep talk.

The Australian, who at times appeared largely disinterested in his three-set loss to American qualifier Bradley Klahn, fired back telling chair umpire Damien Dumusois he "didn't care" for his opinion and "you have no right to tell me that it's poor".

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