Shanghai - Australia's Nick Kyrgios was
slapped with a $1 500 fine on Tuesday for a foul-mouthed outburst at the
Shanghai Masters, officials said, pushing him closer to a potential four-week
Kyrgios was fined for an audible obscenity
during his win over Andreas Haider-Maurer, when he was also heard calling the
tournament a "circus" and complaining about the ball kids, according
The 20-year-old could trigger a 28-day ban
if he incurs $5,000 in fines before next February, after he was given a
suspended ban in August for his controversial insult against Stan Wawrinka.
Kyrgios received his second code violation
in a week when he slammed the "fucking surface" at the Shanghai venue
He is skating on thin ice, after incurring
the suspended ban for making a sexual comment about Wawrinka's girlfriend
during their match at the Rogers Cup in Canada in August.
Following Monday's match he maintained
conditions were "crazy" at the Shanghai complex's Grandstand court,
where a cameraman was ejected for repeatedly talking during points.
"They were talking in the middle of
the points. I was just expecting a lot more obviously from a Masters
event," Kyrgios said.
"You're not going to see Roger
(Federer) or Rafa (Rafael Nadal) playing on a court like that. They're always
playing on centre court where things usually go pretty smoothly," he
"They're not going to have the
cameraman talking in the middle of the point on centre court."
Things went more smoothly for Kyrgios and
doubles partner Bernard Tomic on Tuesday as they beat Vasek Pospisil and Jack
Sock to reach the second round.