Fan favourite Nick Kyrgios has been fined for his beahviour in front of the Royal Family, specifically the 8-year-old Prince George. The Australian tennis player was heard swearing and using ‘unsportsmanlike’ language during his Wimbledon final match against tennis superstar Novak Djokovic.
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BBC commentators had to apologize for Kyrgios’s language saying “Apologies for the language, it’s live sport, it’s tense”. The incident in question was when he asked chair umpire Renaud Lichtenstein for a first serve after two double faults saying: “It’s a f*****g joke.” Throughout the match he was seen arguing with fans and even with his girlfriend and family for their apparent lack of support.
He was fined $4,000 for an audible obscenity in front of royalty, with Prince George and Princess Kate in attendance with their son Prince George. Kyrgios had to pay two more fines throughout this year’s Wimbledon however he has not only made the money back but also received much more after winning £1,050,000 as runner-up.