Nick Kyrgios has been fined 10,000 for spitting at a fan at Wimbledon

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios is winning games but losing money at this year’s Wimbledon.

The 40th-ranked singles player was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the highest of penalties announced at the All England Club so far this year.

The controversial tennis player was fined after he spat on a fan during his first-round win over Britain’s Paul Jubb on Tuesday, an incident Kyrgios admitted during a post-match conference that it was intentional.

“Today when I had won the match, I reached out to him… I’ve dealt with hate and negativity for a long time, so I don’t feel like I owe that person anything,” Kyrgios said.

“He literally came to the game literally not even really supporting anyone,” he continued. “It was more just incitement and disrespect. It’s good. But if I give it back to you, then so be it.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) gestures during his Men's Singles 2nd Round match against Filip Krajinovic (SRB) on day four of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
Kyrgios has been criticized for brawling with fans and staff on court during this year’s Wimbledon.
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Also Kyrgios, who won the match in four sets hit a linesmanHe called her a “snitch” after she reported something Kyrgios had said to the chair umpire.

“Did anyone come here today to see you speak? No,” Kyrgios said to the chair umpire. “Why is she doing that? Nobody in the stadium saw them coming to do anything. Not one person.”

Kyrgio’s heckling continued into the second set when he informed the chair umpire that the crowd had thrown racial slurs at him and claimed they should be removed.

Thankfully, Kyrgios’ on-pitch drama didn’t affect his strong game as the Australian hothead continued his victories with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 win over Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the second round.

In a post-game conference following his stellar performance against Krajinovic, Kyrgios fired back at reporters who questioned both his game and Tuesday’s spitting incident.

“I played against Filip Krajinovic today. Don’t you want to know how I played?” he replied.

“The media just couldn’t accuse me of anything wrong today,” Kyrgios said of Thursday’s game.

“All I know is that there’s no way you can ask me anything and upset anything. I love it because you can’t write anything,” the player continued. “What are you going to say? Nothing today. I stunned you all.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) gestures during his Men's Singles 2nd Round match against Filip Krajinovic (SRB) on day four of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
Despite a bumpy start, Kyrgios will advance in Wimbledon’s third round this Thursday.
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All eyes will be on Kyrgios this Saturday to swing both verbally and physically as he heads into his matchup against fifth-placed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, one of Wimbledon’s most anticipated matchups.

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