Tennis brat Nick Kyrgios slapped with $43,000 fine for Shanghai tantrum




Nick Kyrgios was fined over $43,000 by the ATP after walking off the court during his opening match at the Shanghai Masters yesterday.

Kyrgios sensationally retired after dropping the first set of his first round match against Steve Johnson.
Source: Reuters

The 13th-seeded Australian packed his bag and left the court after losing the first set 7-6 (5) to Steve Johnson.

Kyrgios was fined $29,690, his first-round prize money, for failing to see the doctor following his retirement. According to ATP Tour rules, it is mandatory to be examined by a physician if injured.

He was fined an additional $14,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Hours after he abandoned the match, Kyrgios offered an apology on Twitter and said he had a stomach ache and sore shoulder.

Kyrgios received a warning during the 12th game of the first set after hitting two balls in anger. During the tiebreaker, he was docked a point for inappropriate language.

Kyrgios has also withdrawn from the double tournament.

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