Nick Kyrgios handed hefty fine for spitting incident at Wimbledon



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Nick Kyrgios handed hefty fine for spitting incident at Wimbledon

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been handed a $10,000 fine for spitting toward a fan during his Wimbledon opener versus Paul Jubb. In the Wimbledon first round, Kyrgios faced British wildcard Jubb. Kyrgios, who reached back-to-back grass semifinals in Stuttgart and Halle, was expected to easily handle Jubb but it wasn't the case as he needed five sets to edge out the Briton 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-7 (3) 7-5.

During the match, Kyrgios got into with it with the chair umpire and line judges, as well as with the crowd who he later accused of being disrespectful. After the match, Kyrgios was asked what prompted his reaction to spit toward a fan.

Kyrgios suggested the crowd was crossing the line throughout the entire match and he thought it was simply unacceptable. “I just think spectators in general think there’s just no line there anymore. If I lose a match, you have no idea how much abuse I have to go through.

It’s a whole generation of people on social media feeling like they have a right to comment on every single thing with negativity," Kyrgios said.

Kyrgios: I don't understant why people do this kind of stuff to athletes

Kyrgios' brother Christos has Alopecia and the Australian tennis star revealed some people make fun of his brother for his medical condition.

“My brother has alopecia and people joke about him being a cancer patient. I doubt any of them have to deal with that," Kyrgios revealed. After losing his Stuttgart semifinal match versus Andy Murray, Kyrgios claimed he was racially abused.

“I don’t understand why people do that to athletes," Kyrgios added. "Why do they feel the need that that’s acceptable?” Meanwhile, Kyrgios has been through to the Wimbledon third round. On Thursday, Kyrgios destroyed Filip Krajinovic in straight sets and he plays Stefanos Tsitsipas next.