Nick Kyrgios, the ferocious tennis player who lost to Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals of the US Open 2022 on Tuesday, was fined $14,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct after destroying two rackets. Kyrgios’ total fine of $32,500 for his five offences in New York is the highest so far this season.
According to the rules, the money will be deducted automatically from Krygios’s $473,200 earnings in the year’s final Grand Slam, which included $445,000 in singles and $28,200 in doubles. Krygios has previously been fined $4000, $7500, $4000, and another $4000 for a total of $15,500 in other Grand Slam matches.
After his loss to Khachanov at Flushing Meadows, the Australian felt his efforts in New York were useless after defeating world number one Daniil Medvedev in Round 16. In a fit of rage, he broke the tennis rackets after the three-hour match.
It was a difficult match for the Australian tennis player, who lost to Khachanov 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7(3), and 6-4 in a match in which he did not do enough to counteract the Russian’s punishing serve, effectively ending his dream of winning the first Grand Slam title.
According to him, the only thing people remember about a Grand Slam is whether or not you won. He adds that his current feelings are that he has failed at the Grand Slam. It felt like it was either winning the whole thing or losing everything.
In New York, the Wimbledon runner-up, Nick Kyrgios, showed signs of being a champion, but his match in the semifinals was disappointing. After being eliminated at the year’s final major, Kyrgios claimed it would be agonising to have to wait until the Australian Open Grand Slam the following year.
“Honestly I don’t even really care about any other tournament. Like, I feel like at the Grand Slams, now having success at a Grand Slam, it’s just like no other tournament really matters,” Kyrgios admitted.
“It’s like you get better, you get worse, then at a Grand Slam none of it matters. You either win or lose. People don’t really care if you got better on the day or you lost 4 in the fifth or played one of the best matches of the tournament,” he added.