Published On: Thu, Aug 15th, 2019

Nick Kyrgios fined $113,000 by ATP after Cincinnati Masters meltdown | Tennis | Sport

Kyrgios was in action in the second round of the Masters 1000 event on Wednesday against Russian Karen Khachanov and he started the match well, winning the first set in a tiebreak.

But Kyrgios lost his way in the second set, repeatedly rowing with umpire Fergus Murphy.

At one point, Australian slammed Murphy before leaving the court to smash two courts.

Kyrgios repeatedly abused Murphy then at the end of the match when he had been beaten 6-7 7-6 6-2, he appeared to spit towards the official’s chair and decided not to shake his hand.

And as a result of his behaviour, the ATP have come down hard on the 24-year-old.

In a statement, the ATP said: “Following his second-round loss at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati [on] Wednesday night, Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000.

“In addition to the on site fines announced today, the ATP is looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match to see if additional action is warranted under the Player Major Offense section of the code.

“That could result in an additional fine and/or suspension.”

Nick Kyrgios penalties breakdown:

Ball Abuse – Warning

Unsportsmanlike Conduct(Point Penalty) – $20,000

Leaving the court – $3,000

Audible Obscenity – $5,000

Unsportsmanlike Conduct – $5,000

Unsportsmanlike Conduct – $20,000

Verbal Abuse – $20,000

Unsportsmanlike Conduct – $20,000

Unsportsmanlike Conduct – $20,000

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