Australia’s tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has been slapped with the biggest fine for Wimbledon 2022 in his very first round.
Kyrgios was competing against British player Paul Jubb when he spat in the direction of spectators who he said were “disrespecting” him.
“In the direction of one of the people disrespecting me, yes,” Kyrgios said when questioned about the vile act in the press conference following the match.
“I would not do that to someone who was supporting me.”
Kyrgios was fined a total of $14,400 (AUD) and has withdrawn from the doubles game he was supposed to play alongside countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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Fourteen other players were also fined, with Alexander Ritschard copping the next biggest at $7240.
But where does Kyrgios’ fine compare to other fines that tennis players have been hit with at Wimbledon over the years?
The most expensive fine in the history of the tournament went to Australian Bernard Tomic, who was slapped with a hefty $80,000 fine in 2019 for “lack of effort”. Check out the rest:
Jeff Tarango, Wimbledon 1995, was fined $62,800 for unsportsmanlike conduct
Fabio Fognini, Wimbledon 2014, was fined $20,800 for unsportsmanlike conduct and a further $13,500 for berating the umpire
Daniil Medvedev, Wimbledon 2017, was fined $26,000 for throwing coins at the umpire
Victor Hanescu, Wimbledon 2010, was fined $21,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct
Serena Williams, Wimbledon 2019, was fined $14,375 for court damage
Nick Kyrgios, Wimbledon 2019 was fined $11,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct
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