Washington, Aug 16 : Australian Tennis star Nick Kyrgios was fined 113,000 US dollars and will face suspension after his explosive meltdown on Wednesday at the ATP Cincinnati Masters. The sanction included individual fines for ball abuse, leaving the court without permission, an audible obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct, according to the ATP, and the 24-year-old was also warned that he could face another suspension from the sport once a full investigation has taken place. The various Kyrgios infractions included four fines of $20,000 each for unsportsmanlike conduct plus another 20,000 dollar for verbal abuse.
The controversial No. 27 player smashed two racquets, tossed his shoes toward spectators and occasionally cursed the chair umpire as he was defeated by Russian's Karen Khachanov in the second-round race. He had earlier been handed a time violation, docked a point and was warned again after leaving the court without permission at the end of the second set after which he was seen to destroy two racquets in the corridor. "Why would I apologize? I mean, the dude has got how many slams, how much money in the bank account?" said Kyrgios after his four-set defeat.
"I think he can take the ball to the chest, bro. I'm not going to apologize to him at all," he fumed. It is not the first time that Kyrgios's temper has landed him in hot water. In 2015, Kyrgios was fined for making a sexually disparaging remark in Canada about the girlfriend of three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka. The following year, he was banned for eight weeks after being accused of not trying at the Shanghai Masters.XINHUA