Tracy Austin calls for ATP to 'step up' after Jenson Brooksby, Nick Kyrgios incidents



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Tracy Austin calls for ATP to 'step up' after Jenson Brooksby, Nick Kyrgios incidents

Former world No. 1 Tracy Austin has called for the ATP to "step up" its sanctions after the Jenson Brooksby and Nick Kyrgios incidents. In Miami, Brooksby threw his racket and hit a ball boy. Fortunately, the ball boy wasn't hurt and Brooksby quickly went to check out on the ball kid.

In Indian Wells, Kyrgios threw his racket that bounced all the way down the court and nearly hit a ball kid. Kyrgios apologized to the ball kid and after the match reached out to the kid. The ball kid accepted Kyrgios' apologiy and also his racket which the Australian gifted him.

"Was calling the match-Brooksby threw his racket twice. After losing 1st set threw hard on ground in front of his chair, ricocheted to Coria’s side. 2nd time-Ballboys shouldn’t have to be leaping out of way of hurling rackets.

Kyrgios IW also. @atp step up please," Austin tweeted.

Brooksby escaped with only a point penalty

Tennis fans on social media were outraged that Brooksby didn't get disqualified after hitting a ball boy. Instead, Brooksby was only given a point penalty and he ended up beating Federico Coria in three sets.

After the match, Brooksby apologized. "I am truly sorry for my actions out there today," Brooksby wrote. "I will learn from this and continue to grow on and off court. Thanks to the fans for the support out there today!

See you on Saturday!" Meanwhille, Coric wasn't happy as he thought Brooksby definitely deserved to be disqualified. “If you assault someone on the field, you should be disqualified directly," Coria said.

"The ATP will have to clarify the rules to follow. I told Carlos that I was disappointed because he didn't even want to ask the ballboy how he was. I don't know why he acted like that. If any 'Latino' had done that, he would have been suspended for three months."