Kyrgios hits new low, say Aussie media

Kyrgios hits new low, say Aussie media

Sydney - The ATP warned Kyrgios that he could also face another suspension from the sport once a full investigation has taken place



By AFP

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 11:27 PM

Last updated: Sat 17 Aug 2019, 1:30 AM

Explosive tennis star Nick Kyrgios is an embarrassment to Australian sport, domestic media screamed on Friday, branding his latest meltdown a "vile" new low.
The temperamental 24-year-old was fined US$113,000 after smashing two racquets, launching an abusive tirade at chair umpire Fergus Murphy before appearing to spit at him during his Cincinnati Masters defeat to Russia's Karen Khachanov.
The ATP warned him that he could also face another suspension from the sport once a full investigation has taken place.
Veteran Channel Nine television sports presenter Tony Jones said he should be immediately banned from the upcoming US Open. 
"Yet again Nick Kyrgios has proved himself to be an embarrassment to Australian sport. Quite possibly world sport," he said on the broadcaster's website.
"Surely tennis authorities need to show something that resembles a backbone and deal with him accordingly.
"It's time the ATP adopted a heavy-handed approach and ban Kyrgios from this month's US Open," added Jones, who hosts Nine's Australian Open coverage. 
 


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