But that wasn't the only downside to what was a truly forgettable week for the power-hitting Russian. Rublev completely went overboard with his emotions during the tournament and at one point lost control of them during an upsetting outburst on the court.
Rublev was beside himself in his opening match against Daniil Medvedev which he lost 6-4, 6-2, but it was in his second match when all hell broke loose. It happened while playing Carlos Alcaraz, in which he burst his knee open after hitting himself with a racket several times. He lost the match 7-5, 6-2.
To compound matters, Rublev finished his final match with another straight-set loss to Alexander Zverev. Ironically, Kyrgios was offering to help the short-tempered Russian sort his headspace.
The Australian star, currently on an injury break, told the Tennis Channel news desk that there were many positives to pick out from Rublev's season. Qualifying for the ATP Finals is no mean feat, and Rublev has done it four years in a row which showcases his remarkable consistency.
Additionally, Rublev won his first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo this season along with making the quarterfinals of three of the four Grand Slams. These results have earned Kyrgios' vote of approval and he strongly believes the Russian should be in a better mindset for 2024.
"I think he's just going to be a bit nicer to himself I've said it over and over again he's had a great season won Monte Carlo. It's an amazing accomplishment so you went 0-3 against some pretty tough opponents but I don't think you should go home super disappointed."
"I think he's made three quarterfinals this year in the Grand Slam so I think moving to Australia he's got to be in a good mindset moving forward. I mean I'll come fly to wherever he is and try and help him out mentally you know I think I've got that down."