August 31, 2017 / 5:15 PM / 3 months ago

Australian Kyrgios fined $5,500 for bad behaviour

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios was fined a total of $5,500 for bad behaviour during his U.S. Open first-round defeat, organisers said on Thursday.

Tennis - US Open - New York, U.S. - August 30, 2017 - Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after losing a point during his first round match against compatriot John Millman. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Kyrgios, seeded 14th, smashed his racket and cursed as he expressed his frustration during a 6-3 1-6 6-4 6-1 loss to fellow Australian John Millman on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old received a $3,000 fine for ‘audible obscenity’ and a $2,500 fine for ‘abuse of rackets and equipments’, said a U.S. Tennis Association statement.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris

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