Bad boy Nick Kyrgios is again back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Today in Rome, the Australian had dropped dropped serve to make it 1-all in third and then all hell broke loose. He began arguing with someone in the stands, then smashed his racquet and tossed a chair for which he received a game penalty making it 2-1 Ruud.
Disgusted, he packed up his belongings and left court as the chair umpire announced a default officially giving the match to the young Ruud 6-3, 6-7(5), 2-1 default.
Curiously, Kyrgios had just taken the second set and broke to start the third before things unraveled. And they unraveled in a hurry.
— andre (@andreopines) May 16, 2019
Crazy scenes in Rome.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) May 16, 2019
Kyrgios was officially fined by the ATP $20,000 euros and he forfeits 45 ranking points and $33,636 euros for prize money, and must pay for the hotel he used during the event. So the final total could reach 60,000 euros. More sanctions could be coming for the 24-year-old who’s had a history of behavioral issues.
Kyrgios, who did not meet the press after, posted a brief message on Instagram later.
“Very eventful day to say to the least 🤦🏽♂️ 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 a default 😳😅 Sorry Roma, see you again, maybe 😴”
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