Nick Kyrgios fined $130,000 for eight violations in latest meltdown
Nick Kyrgios has been fined $113,000 by the ATP after insulting the chair umpire and leaving the court to smash two rackets during his second-round match at the Western & Southern Open.
The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Kyrgios’ 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 loss to Karen Khachanov.
The ATP listed a breakdown of eight fines ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 each for violations such as unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity.
The tour also said it is “looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match” to determine whether additional fines or a suspension is warranted.
Kyrgios is a 24-year-old Australian who is ranked 27th this week. He is a volatile sort who repeatedly has gotten in trouble for on-court actions, including getting kicked out of the Italian Open in May after throwing a chair and being suspended by the ATP in 2016 for not trying to win and insulting fans during the Shanghai Masters.
Earlier this month, Kyrgios won the Citi Open title in Washington and said he had turned a page in his professional and personal lives.
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