Nick Kyrgios has received a fine for an on court outburst in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.
This could be the final warning for the 20-year-old as he could face a month’s suspension from the player’s association if he receives another fine.
Kyrgios received a $2062 fine, for his comments about the about the surface used in Shanghai during his straight sets victory over Andreas Haider-Maurer. The 6-3, 6-2 victory sets up his first clash against world number six, Kei Nishikori.
Kyrgios was sanctioned by the ATP after the sexual comments he made towards Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup in Montreal in August. As a result of his ‘Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend‘ sledge, Kyrgios received a suspended sentence, stating that he will receive a 28-day ban if he incurs $6875 in fines before February.
Fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis has come out in support of Kyrgios, stating that he is trying to ‘tone down his behaviour‘ on court.
The Canberra-born player later teamed up to play doubles with Bernard Tomic. The pair accounted for Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil in straight sets to move into the second round. –Luke Cullen
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