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Punishments revealed for Kyrgios, Tsitsipas

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Both Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas have been hit with fines after their fiery third round match at Wimbledon.

Stefanos Tsitsipas was fined $14,680 by the All England Club, and Nick Kyrgios was docked $5,872 for actions during their wild third-round match.

Kyrgios beat Tsitsipas in four sets, but both were given code violations – the Australian for obscene language, the Greek for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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One of the main talking points of the match was related to the latter, when Kyrgios at one point refused to continue playing until he received an explanation as to why Tsitsipas hadn’t been defaulted from the match for hitting a ball into the crowd.

Chair umpire Damien Dumusois was kept busy throughout an enthralling four sets, where Kyrgios prevailed – albeit a little lighter in the wallet after his second fine of the tournament.

Kyrgios was fined $14,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during his opening round match, when spat in the direction of a spectator who had been heckling him during his win over British wildcard Paul Jubb.

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Kyrgios said after his win that he was eagerly awaiting to see what kind of punishment his opponent would get – and said that if the roles had been reversed, he would have been kicked out of the match.

After the fines were handed down, the 27-year-old said nothing, but tweeted a laughing emoji.

Kyrgios will play Brandon Nakashima tonight on Centre Court, with a win propelling into the quarter-finals and a possible all-Australian clash against Alex De Minaur.

Reaching the quarter-finals would equal Kyrgios’ best-ever singles showing at a major; he made the final eight at Wimbledon in 2014 and the Australian Open in 2015.

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