Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts through which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get able to return serve throughout a second-round match on the Western & Southern Open.
The tour introduced the penalties Thursday, a day after Kyrgios berated chair umpire Fergus Murphy and left the courtroom to interrupt two rackets throughout a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 loss to Karen Khachanov.
The ATP listed a breakdown of eight fines starting from $3,000 to $20,000 every for violations akin to unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity.
The tour additionally stated it’s “looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match” to find out whether or not extra fines or a suspension is warranted.
Kyrgios is a 24-year-old Australian who’s ranked 27th this week. He’s a risky type who repeatedly has gotten in hassle for on-court actions. He was kicked out of the Italian Open in May after throwing a chair and being suspended by the ATP in 2016 for not attempting to win and insulted followers throughout the Shanghai Masters.
This month, Kyrgios received the Citi Open title in Washington and stated he had turned a web page in his skilled and private lives.
Within the final match on heart courtroom Wednesday night time, he was again to his outdated type. Throughout a change-over within the second set, he yelled from his chair: “The worst ref in the game, hands down. He then vulgarly insisted the umpire does something “stupid” each time he performs.
Early within the third set, he took two rackets to the tunnel that results in the locker room, smashed them on the bottom and returned to the courtroom. Warned that he wanted to get able to return Khachanov’s serve, he took a brand new racket to the baseline and stood taping the deal with as an alternative of getting in place to play.
“He can serve the ball,” Kyrgios stated as he casually wrapped the deal with. “I’m ready. I’m here. Serve it.”
Not sure what to do, Khachanov held off till Kyrgios was prepared. Then he completed off the third set, and Kyrgios provided one other expletive as he left the courtroom.