Nick Kyrgios hit with biggest fine at 2022 US Open after post-match outburst

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Nick Kyrgios has been handed a $14,000 fine after destroying two rackets following his US Open quarterfinal loss. After suffering a devastating five-set loss to Karen Khachanov, Kyrgios angrily smashed two rackets.  As a result, he has been slapped with the biggest fine at the US Open so far.  In total, Kyrgios was penalized for five times and fined $32,500. Earlier in the tournament, Kyrgios was fined $7,500 for spitting and swearing.  Kyrgios was absolutely devastated after his US Open exit In the US Open round-of-16, Kyrgios delivered a big performance to send first-seeded Daniil Medvedev packing out of the tournament.  Just when it seemed that Kyrgios would maybe go all the way, he suffered a five-set loss to Khachanov in a match where he was the favorite to win.  After the loss, Kyrgios said that Grand Slams are pretty much the only tournaments that matter. "Honestly I don't even really care about any other tournament. Like, I feel like at the Grand Slams, now having success at a Grand Slam, it's just like no other tournament really matters," Kyrgios admitted. "It's like you get better, you get worse, then at a Grand Slam none of it matters. You either win or lose. People don't really care if you got better on the day or you lost 4 in the fifth or played one of the best matches of the tournament. You lost, so, that's all people remember at a Grand Slam, whether you win or you lose. I think pretty much every other tournament during the year is a waste of time really. You should just run up and show up at a Grand Slam. That's what you're remembered by." Last month, Kyrgios confirmed he won't be participating at this year's Laver Cup.  So, Kyrgios is now returning home and he will take some time to rest before returning to action.

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