This morning, the ATP released results of their investigation into the Nick Kyrgios incident from Montreal two weeks ago.
The ATP already fined the 20-year-old a maximum $10,000 for the “sledge” and another $2.500 for unsportsmanlike conduct towarda ball boy. And now they’ve hit him with another $25,000 and placed him on probation for six months ending February 24, 2016 under the “major offence Aggravated Behavior” clause.
The ATP has imposed a further fine of US$25,000 as well as a suspension for a period of 28 days from any ATP sanctioned event. However, the fine and suspension are withheld on the condition that, over the next six-month period, ending 24 February 2016, the player:
1) does not incur any fines for verbal or physical abuse at any ATP sanctioned tournament, or;
2) does not accumulate fines totalling more than US$5,000 for any other offences at ATP sanctioned tournaments.
Gayle David Bradshaw, Executive Vice President, Rules & Competition, said: “This incident was egregious and reflected poorly on our sport. Nick has expressed regret, and the best result would be that he learns a lesson from this incident and that he understands he is responsible to the Tour and to fellow players for both his actions and his words. It is with these factors in mind I feel he should have the opportunity to ‘earn’ his way out of additional sanctions.”
The ATP is telling Kyrgios, play nice or you will be off the tour for a month.
The 37th-ranked Kyrgios will be at the US Open starting next Monday.
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