20 Aug 2015

Kyrgios out of Cincinnati Masters

11:58 am on 20 August 2015

Australian tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has been dumped out of the first round of the Cincinnati Masters tournament in the USA.

The 12th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet took just 56 minutes to brush aside Kyrgios 6-2 6-1.

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios Photo: Photosport

World number 37 Kyrgios was sanctioned by the ATP last week after a verbal dust-up at the Montreal Masters with French Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

The 20-year-old was fined US$15,000 after courtside microphones caught him telling Wawrinka his Australian Davis Cup teammate Thanasi Kokkinakis "banged your girlfriend".

His defeat means he'll avoid a second-round clash with Kokkinakis, who hit out at his friend because of the comments.

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