Kyrgios was in action in the second round of the Masters 1000 event on Wednesday against Russian Karen Khachanov and he started the match well, winning the first set in a tiebreak.

But Kyrgios lost his way during the second set when he confronted umpire Fergus Murphy, accusing him of starting the 25-second shot clock too early.

Then at the end of the second set tiebreak, he was issued a point penalty after insulting Murphy using an expletive.

Kyrgios then left the court for a bathroom break, despite protests from Murphy, but television pictures showed him smashing two rackets in a tunnel before walking back onto court.

At the end of the match when he had been beaten 6-7 7-6 6-2, he appeared to spit towards the official’s chair and did not shake Murphy’s hand.

It is the second time this month that Kyrgios had directed his ire towards Murphy after also challenging the official at the Citi Open.

And as a result of his behaviour in Cincinnati, the ATP have come down hard on the 24-year-old.

In a statement, the ATP said: “Following his second-round loss at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati [on] Wednesday night, Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000.

“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 Offense section of the code.

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

Nick Kyrgios penalties breakdown:

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



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here