Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas both were handed one of the biggest fines in Wimbledon history following a heated clash between them in a third round match in the 2022 Championships. The Greek tennis star, Kyrgios has been fined the joined biggest Wimbledon fine as he has been instructed to pay a sum of $10,000 immediately due to his misconduct in the pitch. On the other hand, Kyrgios, who was seen spitting in the direction of the sitting fans in his first-round match against Paul Jubb, has been ordered to pay $4000.
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Nick Kyrgios was furious about the decisions made during his third-round tie with Stefanos Tsitsipas at #Wimbledon 😳
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The third-round match, which saw Tsitsipas getting kncoked out by Kyrgios, has been talk of the tournament due to the things that happened during the game. The Greek top-seeded player were given two warnings by the match referee for throwing the ball recklessly into crowd and hitting very hard into the backboard.
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The Australian maverick Kyrgios was fined due to his antics in the game. He kept going to the match referee and Wimbledon officials to appeal against Tsitsipas' in-game offense. Roger Federer Meets Rafael Nadal At Wimbledon 2022 (See Post)
According to Wimbledon rules and regulations, players can be given penalty up to $20,000 for any 'offensive activity' or 'poor sportsmanship' and 'usage of abusive language' during the match. If any of these happen in a match, players can be fined, and even can be banned from the tournament.
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