Nick Kyrgios Fined For Behaviour At Wimbledon Final In Front Of Prince George
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Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been fined for his behaviour at the Wimbledon men's singles finals after losing the match to Novak Djokovic.
Kyrgios started strong in the match on Sunday (11 July), but things started to go downhill when he lost five consecutive points from 40-0 on his serve and went on to lose the third set, after which Djokovic became the winner of his seventh Wimbledon title.
At one point during the match, Kyrgios appeared to blame a spectator for disrupting his concentration by shouting between his serves, asking chair umpire Renaud Lichtenstein for a first serve after he hit a double fault, saying: "It's a f*****g joke."
He then requested that a female be removed from Centre Court as he said: "The one with the dress, the one who looks like she's had about 700 drinks, bro!"
The fine was one of a number Kyrgios racked up throughout his time at Wimbledon, with his first coming following his first-round match against Paul Jubb.
During the match, the Australian player claimed fans were being abusive towards him and complained to the umpire for action to be taken. He was also caught spitting towards a spectator when the match came to an end.
As a result, he was later hit with a fine of £8,211 ($14,464.95).
A second fine came in his third-round match with Stefanos Tsitsipas, when he was charged £3,300 ($5813.46) after calling for a 'new referee' and claiming his opponent should be disqualified.
After being named runner-up of Wimbledon 2022, Kyrgios implied he was happy he didn't win the tournament as he believes it would have left him with a lack of motivation.
As reported by The Mirror, he explained: "Coming back for other tournaments, I would have really struggled. I kind of achieved the greatest pinnacle of what you can achieve in tennis. But my level is right there. I felt like I belonged. I'm just not supposed to be here.
"I'm a kid from Canberra. I just feel ridiculous to be here talking as a Wimbledon finalist. This is just the example, like, anything's possible really. Someone like me is able to go out there and give Novak Djokovic, keep him out there for three hours in a Wimbledon final, it's pretty cool.”
Kyrgios is ranked 40th in the world in tennis.