NEW YORK – After making crude remarks during a Rogers Cup match in Montreal last month, 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined $25,000 and suspended 28 days from ATP play.
Kyrgios had said that another player had slept with the current girlfriend of Stan Wawrinka. He made the comment in a heated moment during a match against Wawrinka. It didn't fly in the tight-lipped tennis world, with most of the veterans later criticizing the Aussie.
Penalties like that might make a young player stop and consider how he is perceived on the court and in the locker room. Well, maybe other players. Apparently it had no effect on Kyrgios. Tuesday night's match against No. 3 Andy Murray featured just as many emotional outbursts and racket tosses as any in recent memory.
The antics started immediately.
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