Kyrgios fined for outburst

2016-07-01 11:11
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Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)

London - Nick Kyrgios has been fined $3 360 (R49 228) following a code violation warning for unsportsmanlike conduct during his first round win over Radek Stepanek at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

The Australian released a verbal barrage of swear words during following his loss in the third set tiebreaker on the grass courts of London.

Chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani issued Kyrgios a warning, which prompted a heated exchange between the two. Later, he admitted to his wrongdoing and accepted his punishment.

Kyrgios is already skating on thin ice with the ATP, as he his coming off a six month suspended fine following a sledging incident involving Stan Wawrinka 2015.

He has also opted out of the Rio Olympics, due to a disagreement with the Australian Olympic Committee.

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