Nick Kyrgios Given Six Figure Fine

 In ATP, ATP Player

Ever the bad boy of the ATP tennis scene, Australian superstar Nick Kyrgios continues to court controversy. Having enjoyed a headline-filled summer, the Aussie crashed out at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, USA, on Wednesday night. Kyrgios was not just a loser on the evening, though; he was also fined a whopping $113,000 by the ATP.

Indeed, according to, the governing body broke down his  into the following categories:

  • 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

That’s a considerable sum of money to be fined for a single game of tennis. However, Kyrgios has long shown an inability to follow the rules and stick to the more conservative mannerisms expected of an ATP Tour level tennis player. While many find it endearing, its actions like this that might stop one of the most naturally talented players in the world from achieving anything like his potential.

There’s also a potential for an additional fining mechanism, or even a suspension, for Kyrgios. This comes after the end of the match when the Australian courted further controversy with his actions. It’s likely going to roll on for some time, with Kyrgios likely to fight back against the issues that have taken place.

While for many he’s among the most exciting talents in the world, something has to change before it’s too late for Kyrgios.

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