Nick Kyrgios causes more controversy in Shanghai
Last Updated: 16/10/15 9:01am
Kei Nishikori is through to the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after a win over Nick Kyrgios but there was more on-court controversy for Kyrgios, as he edges closer to a 28-day ban after already picking up a fine earlier this week.
The controversial Australian was was handed a $1,500 fine for an "audible obscenity" during a 6-3 6-2 win over Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria on Monday.
During Wednesday's match against Nishikori, the World No 32 came under the scrutiny of umpire Mohamed Lahyani after appearing to hit a ball at a line judge while out of play. Kyrgios called for the tournament supervisor after being censured for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Upon arrival, Mark Darby upheld Lahyani's decision and now Kyrgios will wait to hear the outcome.
Back in August, Kyrgios received a suspended 28-day ban and $25,000 fine for remarks he made towards Stanislas Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
The ATP said both the fine and suspension would be withheld, on the condition that Kyrgios did not incur any fines for verbal or physical abuse at any ATP event for six months.
And there was also a $5,000 limit placed on collective fines for other incidents of bad behaviour during the same timeframe.
It is unlikely that Kyrgios will face a ban for this most recent offence but could incur another fine.
Kyrgios had got off to a great start in the second round clash, racing away with the first set 6-1. But 2014 US Open finalist Nishikori found his game in the second set, producing some of the tennis that has cemented his place in the world's top ten.
Nishikori eventually went on to take the next two sets and the win 1-6 6-4 6-4.