Nick Kyrgios Faces Yet Another Fine at Wimbledon Championships 2021, Dan Evans and James Duckworth Also Penalized

Published 07/05/2021, 6:50 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Paul Childs


The 2021 Wimbledon Championship kicked off last month in style. So far, the tournament has been thoroughly entertaining, providing some power-packed performances, nail-biting finishes, and ever exceeding drama. Safe to say, the competition has made up for all that was lost last year.

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Playing the only grass-court Grand Slam tournament in the sport, players have looked at their supreme best. Wearing their heart on their sleeve, each has looked lethal in attack, sharp in defense, and unapologetically themselves on the court.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios during his first round match against Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

However, as intensity in the game rises, players tend to be expressive with their emotions. While a display of their passion is upheld, a few have been apprehended for the same.

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Tennis stars such a Nick Kyrgios, James Duckworth and Daniel Evans are the latest to be fined for inappropriate actions and behaviour during their games at the Wimbledon Championship 2021.

Poor conduct

Nick Kyrgios is known to have a dynamic personality. The Australian is often very vocal through his words and actions while playing with a high tempo. Due to the use of inappropriate language in his last game, Nick has been fined a penalty.

The ATP has held him accountable on the grounds of audible obscenity, not once but twice. As a result, the 26-year-old is liable to pay $2500 and $3000 respectively.

Along with him, James Duckworth and Daniel Evans also join the list of players fined. A frustrated James was seen smashing his racquet on the ground in his last outing. As a violation, the Australian International has been fined $2500 for Racquet abuse. Similar to Nick, Britain’s homeboy, Daniel Evans has been fined $3000 on the grounds of Audible Obscenity as well.

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Players are obligated to good behavior on the court

Tennis is a sport that is played with sheer passion and determination. From serve to slide, players train for eons and give it their all on-court. That being said, it is also important to understand, players in the modern-day, especially with the likes of Nick Kyrgios, come with a huge fan following.

As a result, they prove to be extensively influential, both on and off the court. Hence, appropriate behavior while being watched on the center stage is an absolute must. Every player that graces the grass represents to the world what this sport stands for and as an entity, every player should ensure that the reputation of the game and of those who play it, is never tarnished.

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