Nick Kyrgios was fined $ 35,000 for violating the courts after criticizing the referee during his fourth-round loss to Jannik Sinner at the Miami Open.
Last update: 31/03/22 22:24
Pole Hubert Hurkacz defended his title at the Miami Open when he defeated Daniila Medvedev 7: 6 6: 3 in Thursday’s quarterfinals, as the Russian fell one victory behind returning to world number one.
Hurkacz came out of the gate to win the first three games and defended two breakballs in the seventh, because Medvedev, who sometimes seemed bad in the heat, had problems in the first serve and suffered four double errors in the first set.
The Russian attempted a comeback when he won two sets in the eighth game to keep the serve and in the ninth break, but the Polish world top 10 kept their nerves in the tailor.
In the second set, Hurkacz failed on his sixth attempt in a marathon, 11-minute fifth match, when Medvedev’s hot temperature seemed to overcome.
The US Open champion sat on the bench after the seventh match, took off his sweaty T-shirt and asked a physiotherapist for help, complaining of dizziness.
In the next game, Medvedev crouched down for a while and later unhappily launched a racket into the net after a backhand return.
“Playing Daniila is always fun, but it’s super competitive,” Hurkacz said in a post-match interview.
“I hit the forehand a little better and I came back better, so it was big for me.”
Medvedev needed to advance to the semifinals to regain the position of world unit Novak Djokovic. The Australian Open finalist won this place shortly earlier this year, but lost it after a shocking loss in the third round at Indian Wells.
Kyrgios was fined for violating the Miami Open rules
Nick Kyrgios was fined $ 35,000 for his behavior during a fourth-round loss to Jannik Sinner at the Miami Open, in which he criticized the referee and smashed his racket, the ATP sports said on Thursday.
After repeatedly swearing at referee Carlos Bernardes for failing to control the audience at the Masters 1000 on Tuesday, Kyrgios was given a point penalty in the first set in a secret for telling a friend in the stands that he could do a better job.
The Australian wild card then received a game penalty – it gave the Italian Sinner a break at the beginning of the second set – after repeatedly shouting “What’s unsportsmanlike?” to Bernardes and then walked over to his bench, where he hit the court with a racket.
The ATP said Kyrgios was fined $ 5,000 for audible obscenity, $ 10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and $ 20,000 for verbal assault.
When asked about his behavior after the match, Kyrgios defended his character when he bumped into the referee.
“He won’t get a slap on his wrist for his terrible refereeing today. He was terrible,” the Australian said.
The incident followed an explosion in Indian Wells earlier this month, where Kyrgios lost his temper after losing in the quarterfinals to Rafael Nadal, smashing his racket to the ground, which then bounced off and nearly hit the boy with the ball.
After this match, he apologized and was fined $ 25,000.
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