Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios fined for 'unsportsmanlike conduct' during opening round match

Australia's volatile Nick Kyrgios has been fined for a colourful directive to the rowdy crowd during his opening round win at the Australian Open.

AFP January 17, 2018 12:26:43 IST
Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios fined for 'unsportsmanlike conduct' during opening round match

Melbourne: Australia's volatile Nick Kyrgios has been fined for a colourful directive to the rowdy crowd during his opening round win at the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2018 Nick Kyrgios fined for unsportsmanlike conduct during opening round match

File image of Nick Kyrgios. Reuters

The 22-year-old was slapped with a $3,000 penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct early in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in a night match at Hisense Arena on Monday.

The Australian was among six players fined a total $15,000 for indiscretions in qualifying and the main draw's first phase at the year's opening Grand Slam.

Croatia's Borna Coric was hit with a $5,000 penalty for racquet abuse during his defeat to Australia's John Millman.

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman and Romanian Marius Copil were fined $2,000 each for the same offence.

Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik was handed two $1,000 fines and American Stefan Kozlov was penalised $1,000, both for audible obscenities during qualifying.

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