Nick Kyrgios slapped with yet more fines after his Miami Open outbursts
Nick Kyrgios continues to rack up fines for violations on the ATP Tour with the Australian forced to fork out another $35,000 (about £26,500) for his meltdown at the Miami Open.
Barely a week after he was hit with a $25,000 (roughly £19,000) fine for nearly hitting a ball person when he smashed his racket at the Indian Wells Open, Kyrgios again lost his cool during his fourth-round defeat against Jannik Sinner in Miami.
The controversial 26-year-old was handed a point penalty at the end of the first set after smashing his racket and that was upgraded to a docked game at the beginning of the second set after another violation.
Nick Kyrgios doubles down on criticism of chair umpire: ‘He made it about himself’
Unimpressed by chair umpire Carlos Bernardes’ decisions, he went off on a rant.
“Get a new set of referees, these guys don’t know how to do s***,” he shouted.
“Walky-talkies going off. It’s a joke. He is a joke. Get rid of every single staff and start over. Everything. I will run the sport. I could do 100x a better job. Marketing. Everything. You guys have no idea. None. You guys can’t even ref right.”
After the match Kyrgios was fined $5,000 (£3,800) for audible obscenity, $10,000 (£7,600) for unsportsmanlike conduct and $20,000 (£15,000) for verbal abuse by the ATP.
Kyrgios, though, won $94,575 (£72,000) for reaching the fourth round in the singles and $120,520 (£92,000) for a run to the doubles semi-final with the latter being shared with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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