Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Kyrgios Fined for Quitting Match; TENNIS

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Kyrgios Fined for Quitting Match; TENNIS

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NICK Kyrgios has been stripped of his first-round prize money and fined an additional $10,000 (approximately PS7,500) after his controversial Shanghai Masters retirement.

The Australian left opponent Steve Johnson and umpire Fergus Murphy baffled when he shook hands and walked off court after losing the first set on a tie-break on Tuesday.

Kyrgios had become increasingly unhappy with Murphy and, after being given a point penalty for an audible obscenity during the tie-break, was heard to say he would quit if he lost the tie-break.

The 22-year-old later blamed a stomach bug but did not seek medical help on court and then went against ATP Tour rules by not having a medical examination following his retirement. That saw him losing the $21,085US (around PS16,000) he would have earned in prize money.

The point penalty followed an earlier warning for smashing two balls angrily out of court, for which Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct. …

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