Kyrgios advances while ATP considers punishment

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 30, 2019 09:45 AM
Kyrgios advances while ATP considers punishment
Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns a shot to Antoine Hoang, of France, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios had a relatively easy victory in his first match since saying the ATP was "corrupt," beating Antoine Hoang 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the third round.

The No. 28 seed wrapped up the match in just under 2 hours, a few minutes after briefly losing his temper when he thought Hoang was allowed to challenge a call too long after the point had ended. He argued with the chair umpire and then asked for an explanation from a supervisor, but then got himself refocused and soon closed it out.

The ATP is considering whether to punish Kyrgios for a "major offense" after his comments about the tour following his first-round victory. The ATP had fined him more than $100,000 for his behavior during a match last month, and in response to a question about it Krygios said the tour was "corrupt." He later sent out a tweet saying he had used an incorrect choice of words.

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