Nick Kyrgios receives substantial five-figure fine after spitting incident in Wimbledon first round
While Nick Kyrgios was happy to not give the media anything negative to say about his second round Wimbledon performance, the repercussions of his first round encounter have lingered on.
14 players across the men’s and women’s singles have so far been fined by the All England Club for conduct during Wimbledon.
With his fine of US$10,000, Kyrgios tops that list by some margin as the most heavily affected.
The fine is a result of behaviour from his first round five-set thriller with home talent Paul Jubb.
Kyrgios argued with the umpire and line judges, as well as getting into it with a handful of fans.
He later admitted to spitting in the direction of one of those fans, something that appears to have drawn the five-figure fine from Wimbledon.
Ahead of the confirmation of the fine, Kyrgios was not in any mood to speak about the investigation therein of the spitting incident after his second round victory over Filip Krajinovic.
He said: “Why would you be asking me a question about two days ago?
“Is it because you have no story for today?” He added before refusing to answer any further on the investigation.
The fine is nowhere near the biggest received by the Australian this season though.
Back in March, the ATP levied a fine of US$35,000 for four separate offences accumulated during a match with Jannik Sinner in the last 16 of the Miami Open.
That came after earlier receiving a US$25,000 fine after his Indian Wells loss to Rafael Nadal, narrowly missing a ball kid when he smashed his racket before it bounced in the boy’s direction.
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