Umpire Mohamed Lahyani has been suspended from his next two tournaments for encouraging Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios on court during the US Open.

Lahyani was over heard saying “I want to help you” during a changeover as the Australian trailed Pierr-Hugues Herbert by a set and a break.


Men’s tennis governing body had this to say, “Lahyani’s actions in the match were deemed to have compromised the impartiality that is required on an official”

The ATP has banned the 52 year old umpire from Octobers China Open and Shanghai Masters.