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Cincinnati | Kyrgios hit with heavy fines

Within 24-hours of his serious meltdown during his second round loss at the Cincinnati Masters, Nick Kyrgios was hit with a series of fines totaling $113,000.

That could result in an additional fine and/or suspension ATP Statement

The ATP’s reaction was brutal and swift in answer to the volatile Australian’s rants and antics during the third set, insulting the umpire, leaving the court and smashing two rackets as he crashed out of the event 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 6-2 to Karen Khachanov.

He was issued with a succession of fines for unsportsmanlike conduct, made up of four separate $29,500 AUD penalties and one of around $7,400.

He was given a further $29,500 punishment for verbal abuse, a $7,400 penalty for an audible obscenity and a $4,400 fine for leaving the court without permission.

Kyrgios, who was handed a ban from the tour for eight tournament weeks in late 2016, could find himself suspended again over his conduct.

It could mean the controversial 24-year-old’s place at the upcoming US Open is at risk.

In a statement the ATP said: “In addition to the on-site fines announced today the ATP is looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match to see if additional action is warranted under the player major offence section of the code.

“That could result in an additional fine and/or suspension.”




  1. Simon Ollenbach

    Ban him from the game for 1 year. He is a disgrace. Spitting at an official is absolutely disgusting.

  2. Val Fenton

    Good deserves everything he gets!

  3. Ann Stewart

    I know they have to do something when players have tirades but are they all treated the same!! I saw Pierre Hubert smash his Raquet in temper tantrum because he losing through his errors with Jamie/Neil , was he fined ???? All must be treated the same x

    • Helen Sullivan

      He should be banned… excuses for that kind of behaviour…☹️


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