Nick Kyrgios Fined a Hefty Amount For His Filthy Behaviour at Cincinnati Open 2019

The volatile Australian, Nick Kyrgios’ meltdown yesterday created havoc on the Cincinnati’s Centre Court as ranting his with the chair umpire, Fergus Murphy did not stop. There was a series of unsportsmanlike conduct committed by Nick Kyrgios which began with him accusing the chair umpire for starting the shot clock too early and thereafter the Nick committed several other violations.

After his second-round loss to Karen Khachanov at Western & Southern Open 2019, Nick Kyrgios has been fined $113,000 for five different examples of unsportsmanlike conduct by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Also, a suspension from the Tour is expected and the tennis followers feel he is a disgrace to the sport.

Breaking down his hefty fine, for ball abuse, Kyrgios was given a warning. At the beginning of the third set, he was given a point penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct for which he has been fined $20,000. He left the court without the chair umpire’s permission and availed the bathroom break for that he has been fined $3,000.

Nick Kyrgios smashed racquets in the locker room

Despite taking an undenied bathroom break Kyrgios did not use the toilets, instead, he smashed his racquets inside the locker room and came back to court with two broken racquets. The unsportsmanlike conduct took place on four separate occasions and the Australian has been fined $20,000 for three of them and $5,000 for the remaining one.

He spat on the court after shaking hands with Khachanov and refused to shake hands with the chair umpire. And out of the blue, he kept dragging Rafael Nadal during his altercation with the chair umpire. The use of obscene language was very much audible and for that Kyrgios has been charged $5,000 and for verbal abuse, he needs to pay $20,000.

Besides his hefty fines, ATP is looking into the further course of action and will analyze the instants from the tirade-encounter of tennis in Cincinnati and check whether additional action is warranted under the Player Major Offence section of the code. That might further result in an additional fine and/or suspension from the ATP Tour.

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Mahalakshmi Murali