Nick Kyrgios is banished to outside courts at Wimbledon and WON’T be chucked out for spitting
Nick Kyrgios banned from outside courts at Wimbledon but ‘WILL NOT be kicked out of tournament over spitting scandal’
- Nick Kyrgios moved to Wimbledon outdoor courts after spitting
- The world’s number 40 must be fined after spitting at fans in the first round
- Officials can leave him up to $30,000 poorer for his outrageous antics
Nick Kyrgios has been banned from competing in the star-studded centrecourts at Wimbledon, as officials reportedly won’t punish the Australian villain for spitting by dumping him from the tournament.
Immediately after his roller coaster ride, the 27-year-old spat 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 7-6, 5-7 in the first round on British wildcard Paul Judd on Wednesday, Australian time, to disturbing fans.
Kyrgios spits at fans after winning match point against Briton Paul Jubb, who threatened to knock the Aussie power-hitter off in a disturbed five-set thriller
He has yet to face a penalty for the incident but will face a hefty fine and be sent to the All England Club’s outdoor courts. News Corp reported.
Throughout the five-set thriller, Kyrgios called a linesman a “snitch,” knocked a ball out of the stadium in a fit of rage and ate sushi at the post-game press conference while accusing Wimbledon of employing old line officials who were too old. for work.
Kyrgios complains to match referee on day two of 2022 Wimbledon Championships – after winning, called linesmen old and outdated
His mid-conference meal angered many tennis fans who accused him of being disrespectful.
‘You are disrespectful to eat while being interviewed; you need to get some respect,” one tweeted.
“Nick Kyrgios says he doesn’t want people to disrespect him as he spits at people, calls linesmen ‘old man’ and then eats at a press conference,” wrote another.
The 2022 Australian Open doubles champion said he spat at a spectator who disrespected him and insulted the player unnecessarily.
“Just sheer disrespect, just everything. Someone just yelled that I wasn’t in the crowd today. Is that normal? No. I just don’t understand why it keeps happening,” Kyrgios said after the game.
“Have you ever gone to a supermarket and started yelling at someone who was scanning the groceries? No. So why do they do it when I’m at Wimbledon? Why is that?’
Kyrgios was beaten again for eating sushi at his post-game press conference after arriving nearly an hour late
Kyrgios has been brought in to take on Serbian Filip Krajinovic on Thursday in court two, on the edge of the Wimbledon complex and seating just 4,000 fans.
He and Thanasi Kokkinakis, his fellow Australian Open men’s doubles champion, must walk back from singles for their first round on another outfield the following day.
British broadcaster Piers Morgan labeled Kyrgios’ spitting antics as disgusting, tweeting: “UPDATE: Kyrgios upgraded himself from huge cock to annoying bully.”
If the world No. 40 continues to win at Wimbledon, he will play for the royal family and VIP guests on center court – a privilege he hasn’t been given since his debut in 2014, which upset Rafael Nadal to to advance to the quarter-finals.
Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela spits on Lleyton Hewitt during a goal change in their third round match at the 2005 Australian Open – fined $2,600
In 2005, world No. 4 Lleyton Hewitt was spat at by Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela in the Australian’s third-round victory 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Chela was fined $2,600 for unsportsmanlike conduct, but Kyrgios could be beaten with a $30,000 fee.
Kyrgios shot 30 aces in his comeback win and believes he is in shape to beat anyone, after strong field campaigns in both Germany and Spain.
The king of the court controversy will begin its campaign for the second round at 9:15 p.m. AEST on Thursday.