Nick Kyrgios has been fined $25,000 ($33,000) for practically hitting a ball boy after smashing his racket and yelling an audible obscenity throughout his Indian Wells loss to Rafa Nadal earlier this month.
Following his 7-6 (7-0) 5-7 6-4 defeat, Kyrgios smashed his racket into the bottom and it bounced and practically struck a ball boy.
The 28-year-old Australian additionally swore at a fan through the match as he repeatedly clashed with the gang and the chair umpire.
Kyrgios was fined $20,000 ($A27,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct and $5,000 ($A6,000) for an audible obscenity, an ATP spokesperson stated in an announcement.
Nadal stated after the match the ATP wanted to evaluation issues and make selections to keep away from a repeat of comparable incidents and various gamers have referred to as for stiffer penalties to curb outbursts after a collection of incidents in current matches.
American Jenson Brooksby threw his racket in frustration and by accident hit a ball boy throughout his first-round win over Federico Coria at this week’s Miami Open, for which he obtained a degree penalty as a substitute of a default.
Final month, world No.4 Alexander Zverev obtained a one-year probation following an expletive-filled tantrum on the ATP 500 occasion in Acapulco, the place he smashed his racket towards the umpire’s chair and verbally abused him.
Zverev, who was expelled from the event, was fined $40,000 ($A53,000) and forfeited greater than $31,000 ($41,000) in prize cash earlier than being handed a suspended eight-week ban and being fined an additional $25,000 by the ATP following a evaluation.