Nick Kyrgios was fined $ 35,000 for his behavior during the fourth-round loss to Janick Cinar at the Miami Open where he criticized the umpire and broke his racket, sports management ATP reported on Thursday.
After repeatedly reprimanding umpire Carlos Bernards for failing to control the crowd at the Masters 1000 tournament on Tuesday, Kyrgios was awarded a one-point penalty in the first set tiebreak because he told a friend on the stand that he could do better.
The Australian wildcard then received a game penalty – interrupted the Italian Cinar at the start of the second set – after repeatedly shouting “What’s with the game?” To Bernards, and then to his bench, where he fired his racket against the court.
Kyrgios was fined $ 5,000 for audible obscenity, $ 10,000 for sporting behavior and $ 20,000 for verbal abuse, the ATP said.
When asked about his behavior after the match, Kyrgios defended his character while protesting against the umpire.
“He is not going to eat a single slap on the wrist for his terrific umpiring performance today. For example, he was terrible, “said the Australian.
The incident follows an explosion in Indian Wells earlier this month, where Kyrgios lost his temper after losing to Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals, smashing his racquet to the ground, which later bounced and hit a ball boy.
He apologized after the match and was fined 25,000.
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