The star Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios who always remained in the center of the controversy has again faced trouble due to his explosive breakdown at the court during ongoing ATP Cincinnati Masters 2019. The controversial superstar has been fined by the official authorities for his unsportsmanlike conduct during the game against Karen Khachanov of Russia on Thursday. The inappropriate behavior of Kyrgios in a packed court cost him the fine for worth $113,000 and also a suspension from the game.
As per the ATP official, the 24-year-old tennis star has been punished for allegedly leaving the court without any permission, ball abusing, obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct. During his match against Russian legend Khachanov, Kyrgios completely lost the cool as he wasn’t able to digest his painful defeat in the second round of the grand tournament. At the beginning of first set, he was leading the scoreboard against a strong opponent but the moment, Khachanov started gaining the speed against Australian, he was dazed. As a result, he went on abusing verbally.
Not only this, in the second set, Nick started playing more aggressively to thrashed Russian professional but all his efforts went in vain. As a result, Khachanov won the nail-biting battle against Kyrgios with the margin of 6-7 (3-7), 7-6(7-4), 6-2. After this, Kyrgios started destroying everything including two racquets in the corridor. He also tossed his shoes towards the spectators and cursed the chair umpire for his unexpected defeat. Despite receiving back to back warnings and time violation by the umpire, Nick didn’t stop and kept on his awful behavior. This forced the ATP authorities to take some strict action as they have left with no option after the game. Nick then left the court without even taking permission to the officials which intensified the atmosphere even more.
This is not the first time when Nick is facing such kind of embarrassing penalty as earlier in this year, he was banned from tennis for eight weeks after being accused of not trying at the Shanghai Masters. In 2015 he was fined for saying sexually derogatory things about a girl in relation with female tennis superstar Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.