Kyrgios is not any stranger to controversy and he made headlines for all of the flawed causes ultimate evening when he time and again abused umpire Fergus Murphy all through his second-round conflict with Karen Khachanov.
The Australian gained the primary set in a tiebreak however he grew pissed off with Murphy, accusing him of beginning the 25-second shot clock too early.
On the finish of the second one set tiebreak, Kyrgios was once then issued some extent penalty after the usage of an expletive.
He then left the courtroom for a toilet damage and tv photos confirmed him smashing two rackets in a tunnel ahead of strolling again onto courtroom.
Kyrgios would cross directly to lose the fit 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 and after embracing Khachanov on the web, he gave the impression to spit in opposition to the reputable’s chair and didn’t shake Murphy’s hand.
This night time, the ATP issued a hefty nice of $113,000 to Kyrgios and mentioned he was once nonetheless below investigation, which might result in an extra nice and/or suspension.
In response to the inside track, Petchey was once requested for his evaluate and he introduced a defence of Kyrgios the usage of punishments passed to Serena Williams to make his level as he puzzled the nice.
“He’s been fined $113,000. It’s an terrible lot of cash,” he mentioned on Amazon High.
“We could return to Serena Williams at america Open ultimate 12 months and the unfavorable press that generated.
“She had prior at america Open from 2009 and simplest an $82,500 nice there. That was once diminished on just right behaviour.
“Nick hasn’t been for the reason that alternative. And naturally, Serena fined simplest $17,000.
“So that you do have to query whether or not Nick is getting punished persistently in appreciate to everybody else available in the market.”
The incidents involving Williams which Petchey is regarding are from ultimate September when Williams was once fined $17,000 for calling umpire Carlos Ramos a “liar” and “thief” all through america Open ultimate following perceived training.
And in 2009, Williams argued with a line pass judgement on over a foot fault name and was once fined $82,500.
Kyrgios will now head to New York for america Open with doubts over whether or not he’s going to be allowed to take part after his newest indiscretion.