Nick Kyrgios is "interested" in seeing how big of a fine Marc Polmans will receive for launching the ball out of anger straight into the chair umpire's face at the Shanghai Masters. On Tuesday, world No 140 Polmans got extremely frustrated when he missed out on a match point against Stefano Napolitano in the Shanghai qualifying final round.
In a moment of anger, Polmans smashed the ball, which went into the chair umpire's direction and unfortunately struck the umpire directly in the face. Kyrgios, who was fined $15k for his infamous bottle incident at the Queen's Club in 2018, wants to see how the ATP will react in this situation.
"Interested to see what the fine will be all things considered (15 thousand pounds) for the bottle shake at queens," Kyrgios wrote on X.
Kyrgios wants to see how big of a fine will be for Polmans
Kyrgios, 28, is no stranger to hefty fines as the 2022 Wimbledon champion is one of the most fined players over the last decade.
Last year, Kyrgios said he was "approaching around $800k" in fines. Addressing his fines last year, Kyrgios suggested that other players receive lesser fines for some acts that deserve a really major fine. "All the fines that I get fined go to charity.
That's for everyone. So every time we get fined they're going to charity. I was like: 'I don't know why you would tell me that' I would probably have in my entire career - man, I have been hit with some bigger ones - but I don't think all the time it has been fair, to be honest.
But I would say I'd be approaching around 800,000 dollars, I reckon. I feel if you look at what some other players have done and then you put me in that position, I would have been suspended for like three or four years. You know what I mean? Like, there was a player that hit a ball like in anger at an umpire and hit his eye and the umpire had to get surgery.
He didn't deliberately aim at him but it's like he snapped, he was supposed to skyrocket the ball [but] he hit the umpire in the eye, got fined 5,000 dollars and the umpire had to get surgery. I got fined 15,000 dollars at this tournament for kind of doing this thing [simulating an obscene act] with this water bottle.
I was like, this guy put a guy in the ICU for his eye and I'm just having a bit of fun. I was just looking at my team and I didn't realise the camera was on me," Kyrgios said on the Turn up the Talk podcast.