Nick Kyrgios loses 30k for Shanghai walk-off

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Nick Kyrgios loses 30k for Shanghai walk-off

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has received a hefty fine for his Shanghai walk-off.

The 22-year-old retired his first round clash to American Steve Johnson.

Johnson, 27, won the first set tie-break -- Kyrgios then stopped him at the net and said he was done.

Johnson and the chair umpire were left stunned by the Australian's surprising retirement. 

Kyrgios, who was booed off the court, provided a statement on the social media later on.

The No. 13 seed claimed he didn't feel well the last 24 hours due to stomach problems and that he tried to play but just couldn't finish the match. 

The Shanghai Rolex Masters has proved to be a not so great place for Kyrgios.

The Australian got fined and suspended following his tank performance against Mischa Zverev a year ago at Shanghai.

Kyrgios is due to make his debut appearance at the ATP event in Antwerp next week.

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