Kyrgios fined, apologizes for comment to Wawrinka

Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:22pm EDT
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MONTREAL (Reuters) - Australian Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 and may face further punishment for the insulting comment he directed at Swiss Stan Wawrinka during a match at the Rogers Cup, the ATP said on Thursday.

Kyrgios took to Twitter and Facebook to apologize for the incident but it did not stop the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) from issuing the maximum fine allowed for such an offence.

And the matter may not be done, as the ATP has not ruled out further action against Kyrgios.

"Nick Kyrgios has been fined the maximum on site amount of $10,000 for an insulting comment he made to Stan Wawrinka," an ATP said in a statement.

"The ATP ... is still reviewing that matter and additional penalties may be forthcoming."

Just a couple of hours after the ATP announced it would fine Kyrgios the 20-year-old player went into damage control mode.

"I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the comments I made during the match last night vs Stan," Kyrgios tweeted.

He also posted the comment on Facebook, adding: "My comments were made in the heat of the moment and were unacceptable on many levels.

"In addition to the private apology I’ve made, I would like to make a public apology as well. I take full responsibility for my actions and regret what happened."   Continued...

Aug 12, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, Canada;  Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a shot against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports