Nick Krygios fined $10,000, might face suspension
Nick Krygios, the 20-year-old Australian player has been fined $10,000 by the ATP. It is the highest fine that can be levied according to the ATP rule book.
Krygios passed a lewd comment during his second round victory over French Champion Stan Warwinka at the Rogers Cup. The ATP fined Kyrgios an additional $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct related to a comment made to a ball person during the match. The ATP also stated Kyrgios has been served with a ''Notice of Investigation,'' which begins a process to determine if his actions also constitute a violation of the ''Player Major Offense'' provisions set forth under ''Aggravated Behavior'' or ''Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game.'
The investigation opens up the possibility of further penalties which could include monetary fines and/or suspension from ATP events.
The 20-year-old is never far from controversies, be it shouting at ball boys, breaking rackets or peaking over the fences at Wimbledon to watch his compatriot Lleyton Hewitt play his final game. His game has improved over the past year, but his attitude and antics have taken a turn for the worse. He also risks being suspended after the recent fiasco during the Rogers Cup. Warwinka who recently split up with his wife was rumored to be seeing Dona Vekic of Croatia, who watched Warwinka play during Wimbledon on a few occasions.
Warwinka withdrew in the third set of his match against Krygios due to a back problem. He was infuriated by the whole incident.
Warwinka and Krygios were also involved in a locker room confrontation. The Swiss revealed he confronted Nick in the locker room and about the exchange he said “It stays in the locker room”.