Kyrgios Fined $10,000 For Shanghai Walk Off
LONDON (Reuters) Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 (7,582.08 pounds) and deducted his $21,000 first-round losers’ cheque following his decision to walk off after losing the first set against Steve Johnson in the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.
The tempestuous Kyrgios had just been beaten in a tiebreak against Johnson when he walked to the net, offered his hand to the American and stormed off court to the bemusement of his opponent and chair umpire Fergus Murphy. Kyrgios, 22, was booed off court by the crowd. The ATP said on Wednesday that Kyrgios had been punished for “unsportsmanlike conduct”, saying he had failed to complete a medical visit to explain his actions.