Nick Kyrgios revealed he "got fined almost $10k" for wearing a red Jordan hat during the on-court trophy presentation at Wimbledon. Kyrgios, 27, was beaten by Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam final at last year's Wimbledon.
After the match, Kyrgios pulled a red Jordan hat from his bag and wore it during the on-court trophy presentation. Wimbledon has a strict all-white policy and the AELTC seemingly wasn't impressed with Kyrgios' move. "The personalities in tennis are a bit inside of the box.
And I just feel like, I'm not doing anything crazy, but I can't walk the line too much, because they would just suspend me and I need to play. I wore a red hat and red shoes for the presentation and I got fined I think almost 10 grand as well ($10,000)," Kyrgios said on the Impaulsive podcast, per Tennis Infinity.
Kyrgios on the 'bad boy of tennis' label
From his early days on the Tour, Kyrgios has been labeled as "the bad boy of tennis." Kyrgios admits he tends to be impulsive in certain moments but believes he "does not do anything crazy." Also, Kyrgios suggests that letting everything out is better than keeping all the negativity and tension in yourself.
"I'm definitely not, like I just, I don't know, they just branded me this ever since I came on tour. Honestly, like, I don't do anything crazy. I don't want to condone it, like, it's not good. I'll put it this way, if I was watching a young guy play, like, say my son for instance one day, and he's losing, I would rather see him be frustrated and break a racket than just take it and cop it on the chin.
I want to see that he doesn't like losing," Kyrgios said on the same podcast. Meanwhile, Kyrgios is recovering from a knee surgery. The hope is that Kyrgios will be able to start his season in Indian Wells.