Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been handed a hefty fine for his unsportsmanlike actions at the Rome Masters. The Australian was down 3-6 7-6 (5) 1-2 to Norwegian Casper Ruud when he was defaulted from the match due to his actions.
Kyrgios got mad after receiving a court violation and game penalty as he threw his racket and a mini table to the court. The Australian appeared to have simply walked off from the court but he left the court after being disqualified by the chair umpire.
Kyrgios was handed a €20,000 fine as he was fined €5,000 for the point penalty, €7,500 for the game penalty and €7,500 for the default respectively.
Kyrgios later admitted that "emotions got the better of me."
ATP confirms that Kyrgios was indeed defaulted from match vs Ruud
20,000 Euro total fine and forfeit of points and prize money from Rome pic.twitter.com/M5s3p40Gk0 — Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) May 16, 2019
"Very eventful day to say to the least," Kyrgios said. "Emotions got the better of me and I just wanted to say that the atmosphere was crazy out there today, just super unfortunate that it had to end in default. "Sorry Roma, see you again, maybe."