Nick Kyrgios Fined $16.5K By ATP For Tanking In Shanghai
by Tom Gainey | October 13th, 2016, 12:20 pm

The ATP hit tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios with a $16,500 fine Thursday for his actions during a loss to Mischa Zverev a day earlier in Shanghai.

The ATP broke down the fine as follows:
$10,000 – Lack of best effort
$5,000 – Verbal abuse of a spectator
$1,500 – Unsportsmanlike conduct

For reaching the second round, Kyrgios made $35,845, so he loses just less than half of his Shanghai earnings. No suspension was announced.

“I just tapped out a little bit, I guess,” Kyrgios said of his effort.

“You want to buy a ticket? Come watch me. You know I’m unpredictable. It’s your choice. I don’t owe you anything. Doesn’t affect how I sleep at night.”

Andy Murray also weighed in on Kyrgios’s antics.

“You need to go out there and give your best effort of what you have on that day,” Murray said. “If he didn’t do that, then he will be disappointed with himself tonight. But, you know, we’re not perfect. You know, everyone makes mistakes. You just want to make sure that you learn from them and make sure it doesn’t happen over and over again.”

Kyrgios is scheduled to finish of 2016 playing in Basel and then Paris, but the 21-year-old isn’t sure of his plans.

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7 Comments for Nick Kyrgios Fined $16.5K By ATP For Tanking In Shanghai

SnotNosedKid Says:

“You want to buy a ticket? Come watch me. You know I’m unpredictable. It’s your choice. I don’t owe you anything.”

Fans buy tickets, which helps pay for his earnings. Nice attitude.

What a douche.

RZ Says:

I don’t want to buy a ticket for a player who may very well tank his match and/or yell at me.

TennisVagabond Says:

Douche is the word.

I remember Gretzky saying how he gave his all every night because for some fans, it might be the only time they got to see him play, or even to come see hockey.

Nick is the anti-Gretzky. The anti-GreatOne.

Khb Says:

Poor wee Nick.
Speaking of true phonies, they should have fined Roddick with expulsion too, but he is not a real tennis player and in the usa, there was no such thing as a spoiled brat!

Margot Says:

Ooer, Robert De Niro thinks you remind him of Trump the Chump.
Not sure that’s a recommend TBH…….

Van Persie Says:

Looks like ATP has decided to bann Nick for 8 weeks.

Tennis Vagabond Says:

The 8 weeks will be shortened to 3 if he takes on a plan with a sports psychologist.

Good move by the ATP. My comments on the other thread must have spurred them to action.

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