13 Mar 2016

Kyrgios punished for potty mouth

2:06 pm on 13 March 2016

Australian tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has been punished for using bad language at the Indian Wells Masters in California.

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios Photo: PHOTOSPORT

At 2-2 in the second set of his second-round defeat by Spaniard Albert Ramos, the umpire said Kyrgios had used foul language and docked the player a point.

"You used the F word," explained French official Damien Dumusois.

Kyrgios protested and, after briefly taking a seat in the crowd, he approached the umpire.

"I didn't say anything," he said.

Dumusois replied: "Nick. You know we are strict on the F word...I have a report from an official. I trust him".

At the ensuing changeover after falling behind 3-2, Kyrgios was heard on the television broadcast pleading emotionally with Dumusois.

"What the f....k just happened?" Kyrgios said.

"Please Nick, stop using `F' words," the official responded.

"I didn't say anything mate," Kyrgios was heard saying.

"I don't wanna play anymore, this is bulls....t," Kyrgios went on to add.

During the opening set, Kyrgios also received a warning from Dumusois for smashing a ball high into the stands after hitting a return long on the first point of the tiebreaker.

Ramos went on to win the match 7-6 (4) 7-5 on an outside court at Indian Wells.

In Canada last August, Kyrgios incurred the wrath of the ATP after a courtside microphone picked up a comment directed at opponent Stan Wawrinka.

The comment, about Wawrinka's girlfriend, earned Kyrgios a suspended 28-day ban and $25,000 fine.

He had already been fined the on-site maximum of $10,000 for the offence and a further $2,500 for remarks directed at a ball person.

Last week, Kyrgios became embroiled in another spat when Bernard Tomic accused his countryman of feigning illness to miss a Davis Cup tie that Australia lost to the United States.