A Pro Tennis Player Was Fined $17,500 for This Obscene Gesture

Nick Kyrgios made an inappropriate gesture with a water bottle.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand during his singles semi-final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day six of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club. (Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Pro tennis player Nick Kyrgios received a hefty fine for yet another instance of bad behavior. During his 7-6, 7-6 semifinal loss to Marin Cilic at the Queen’s Club Championship in London, the 23-year-old used a water bottle to mime masturbation. The cameras caught the entire gesture.

The Association of Tennis Professionals was not thrilled with their No. 19-ranked player’s behavior and took back $17,500 of Kyrgios’ reported $105,000 tournament earnings. Some social media users seemed to think it was amusing, however.

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