Shanghai - Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined $10 000 (R135 800) and lost another $21 085 (R285 000) in prize money on Wednesday after storming off midway through his first round match in Shanghai, tennis officials said.
WATCH: Bad boy Nick Kyrgios storms off court to loud boos
The 22-year-old, for whom this was just the latest in a string of controversies, was hit with the fine by the Association of Tennis Professionals for unsportsmanlike conduct, a spokesperson said.
And he was not allowed to collect his prize money for taking part in the tournament because he failed to get signed off for a medical afterwards to prove he was unwell or hurt.
Kyrgios, whose Shanghai Masters is over after he also pulled out of his scheduled doubles match with Frenchman Lucas Pouille on Wednesday, apologised after walking off court on Tuesday after losing the first-set tie break to the American Steve Johnson.
world number 21 rowed with spectators and was accused of giving away
points in a defeat at the same Shanghai event last year.
The fiery Kyrgios was consequently suspended and his immediate future
in tennis is again under threat following Tuesday's incident, when he
hastily exited the court with jeers and boos ringing in his ears.
It came after he complained about the umpire and spectators in the
arena, and was docked a point penalty for the second match running
because of his conduct, which included blasting a ball out of the court
in a flash of rage.
"What's happening here?" he asked, seemingly irritated by spectators moving around between points in the tie break.
"Exactly why I shouldn't come here," he muttered.
Kyrgios appeared to blame the umpire for failing to get the
spectators in line and his afternoon spiralled fast when he received a
"Poor officiating again," Kyrgios complained, and added: "Sick of this place."