Nick Kyrgios' Many Fines As Most-Punished Tennis Player Of All Time Go To A Good Cause
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Nick Kyrgios has racked up some eye-watering fines throughout his career.
The star player, who was beaten by Novak Djokovic during Sunday’s (10 July) Wimbledon final, is thought to have accumulated £450,000 in penalty fees, making him the most-fined player of all time.
But you’ll be pleased to hear all those fines are donated to charity, as Kyrgios confirmed in a recent interview.
Speaking on the Turn Up The Talk podcast in May, Kyrgios explained: “All the fines that I get fined go to charity. That's for everyone.
"So every time we get fined, they're like it's going to charity. I was like, 'I don't know why you would tell me that'.”
He added: "I would probably have in my entire career - man, I have been hit with some big ones - but I don't think all the time it has been fair, to be honest. But I would say I'd be approaching 800 [thousand Australian dollars, equivalent to £450,000], I reckon."
Ahead of Sunday’s final, The Express pulled together a comprehensive list of all Kyrgios’ fines, confirming the Australian hero has handed out almost half a million pounds for his antics.
Kyrgios was fined £11,500 at this year’s Wimbledon alone for spitting at fans (a move that set him back £8,200) and swearing at an umpire (which saw Kyrgios cough up another £3,300).
The athlete was also slapped with the highest fine of all time in 2019 when he verbally assaulted the umpire of his match against Karen Khachanov and smashed two rackets while on a bathroom break, which meant Kyrgios had to kiss goodbye to £131,000.
At 2018’s Queens he was handed a £15,000 fine for ‘making a gesture of a sexual nature with his water bottle’ during his match against Marin Cilic.
In 2015, Kyrgios was not only given a £20,790 fine, but he was also banned from the sport for 28 days following a run-in with Stan Wawrinka.
Kyrgios told Wawrinka that his former doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis had ‘banged Wawrinka’s girlfriend’, adding: “Sorry to tell you that.”
Unsurprisingly, Kyrgios’ comments didn’t go down too well.
The sports star even managed to break another Wimbledon rule on Sunday straight after his loss to Djokovic when he strolled onto court wearing a bright red cap.
Famously, Wimbledon requires all players to wear all white clothing when on the court.
LADbible has reached out to Kyrgios for comment.
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