After their heated third-round duel at the lawn classic in Wimbledon, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece each have to pay a fine.
Winner Kyrgios was fined $4,000 for foul language and Tsitsipas was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, tennis tournament organizers said.
When Kyrgios scored 6: 7 (2: 7), 6: 4, 6: 3, 7: 6 (9: 7), there were warnings on both sides. The Australian demanded a disqualification from his opponent when he hit a ball on the stands. In addition, Tsitsipas was warned when he tried to hit a return on Kyrgios and hit the scoreboard.
Kyrgios took on the referees, asking referee Damien Dumusois “Are you stupid?”, calling him a “shame” and repeatedly using swear words.
The 27-year-old is the most heavily penalized player of the tournament to date, with a total of $14,000.