Nick Kyrgios Fined For "Insulting Remark"

Nick Kyrgios Fined For “Insulting Remark”

On Thursday, the ATP fined Nick Kyrgios for his “insulting remark” toward French Open champion Stan Wawrinka during a match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The ATP did not say how much the fine was for.

The organization said more information would be released once Kyrgios was notified.

Wawrinka had urged tennis authorities to take action in a Twitter post earlier Thursday.

On Wednesday night, a courtside microphone picked up Kyrgios saying that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with a player who is reportedly Wawrinka’s girlfriend.

Wawrinka called the 20-year-old’s Australian’s words “not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.”

Wawrinka eventually retired through injury in the third set of the match and did not hold back in his criticisms of Kyrgios in the aftermath.

“It will stay in the locker room,” he said. “But there are things, regardless of how you are, regardless of the stress you have on the court, there are things you just can’t say. And regardless of whether he sidesteps it, I think the way he behaves on court he has big problems.

“Every match he has problems. Every match he behaves very badly.

“On top of that the problem is that he doesn’t just behave badly towards himself he behaves badly toward the people around, the other players, the ball kids, the umpires.

“I really hope the ATP will take major action against him this time.”

Kyrgios, who made his big breakthrough when he knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in 2014, is expected to play in Australia’s Davis Cup semi-final against Great Britain in Glasgow next month.