The ATP has fined tennis player Nick Kyrgios a total of $113,000 following his second-round loss at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday. Kyrgios argued loudly with the chair umpire and smashed several rackets. The fines included five charges of unsportsmanlike conduct totaling $85,000, $20,000 for verbal abuse, $5,000 for audible obscenity and $3,000 for leaving the court.
“In addition to the on-site fines, the ATP is looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match to see if additional action is warranted. That could result in an additional fine and/or suspension,” the governing body said in a statement.
Kyrgios clashed with umpire Fergus Murphy in the second set of the night match against Russian Karen Khachanov, and accused Murphy of starting the shot clock too early and was ultimately issued a point penalty at the end of the second set tiebreak for insulting the Irish umpire using an expletive.
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