Kyrgios fined $113K for racket-smashing rant
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Kyrgios fined $113K for racket-smashing rant

The ATP has fined Nick Kyrgios with the sum of $113,000 for his Wednesday night’s display in the final match at Cincinnati Open, when the Australian tennis player lashed out at as well as berated the chair umpire and also smashed a few rackets.

Kyrgios has been fined for 5 unsportsmanlike conducts, ball abuse, verbal abuse, leaving the tennis court as well as audible obscenity while losing to Karen Khachanov, said the ATP via a statement on Thursday.

Although Kyrgios is well-known for his personality, advanced ball striking as well as trick shots, he is also known for his outbursts at tennis court.

The latest Kyrgios rant took place when chair umpire Fergus Murphy handed out a violation of time, when Murphy apparently told Kyrgios that he was taking a lot of time to serve during the 2nd set. Kyrgios asked for a bathroom break which was denied by Murphy. However, he left the tennis court still, along with 2 rackets. He smashed both the rackets and returned back on court a few seconds later and voiced his displeasure with the umpire by lashing out at Murphy loudly.

Apart from the imposed fines, the governing body said that it’s probing into the matter to see if additional action needs to be warranted. The violations may result in further fines and suspension even, the ATP further said.

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Andria Collins
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