Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has gained a reputation for being the ‘bad boy’ of tennis. He has often had explosive outbursts on the court and has been fined accordingly. With a string of offenses under his belt, Kyrgios is now the most fined player on the tour.
Kyrgios has not played a match in almost a year since injuries sidelined his career. In all of 2023, Nick played just a single match, where Wu Yibing defeated him quite easily. Despite not playing tennis, Kyrgios has not fully stepped away from the sport. In fact, he made his commentary debut at the Nitto ATP Finals last month.
Moreover, the temperamental Aussie has also appeared on a number of podcasts and interviews. His interview with Piers Morgan was enlightening, to say the least. This time around, Kyrgios appeared on the Jennifer Hudson Show. In true Kyrgios style, the player recalled the Wimbledon incident, which incensed the tournament organizers.
Nick had a memorable run at Wimbledon in 2022 and even made it to the finals. However, he violated one of the core rules of the tournament—he wore his red Jordans during a match.
Wimbledon organizers are very particular about their apparel rule. Since Nick did not adhere to the code, as he revealed during the interview, they slapped him with a fine of $16,000. Kyrgios, however, did not seem to regret his choices. He added that he looked good, being able to show off his style on the biggest stage.
Nick Kyrgios is one of the most polarizing figures in tennis. He often stirs up controversies with his actions or words. The player gets away with some of them at times. Usually, he ends up being fined.
Nick Kyrgios shows remorse
The former world number 13 has become a popular name due to his antics on and off the court. Over the years, Kyrgios has crossed the line, throwing temper tantrums and collecting fines along the way.
Since the start of his career, Kyrgios has had to pay a whopping $857,000 in fines. This sheer amount puts him at the top of the list. He sheepishly admitted that he does have some regrets about it now.
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“It goes to charity, so on the flip side, I could be the most generous. There is some regret in some of my actions, obviously,” said the player (via Sky News).
Nick Kyrgios is one of the most entertaining players to watch, despite his antics. He has been away from the court for a year and hopes to make a comeback soon. With most of the big stars having retired or recovering from injuries, Kyrgios has the perfect opportunity to add new titles to his name.