(CNN) — Nick Kyrgios discharged Steve Johnson in straight sets in the first round of the US Open, but it had been his remarks after the game that sparked controversy.
The controversial Australian has been asked about the $113,000 good he received for an on-court outburst at the Southern and Western Open earlier this month in his press conference.
The 24-year-old landed himself in trouble when he smashed two rackets and called umpire Fergus Murphy a”f***ing tool” after receiving a time breach.
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“ATP’s fairly tainted anyway, so I am not fussed about it whatsoever,” Kyrgios told colleagues in New York of the handsome.
“Why are we speaking about something that happened three months ago when I just chopped up somebody [in the] initial round of the US Open?”
The ATP Tour declined to comment when asked by CNN to get a reply.
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Once he whined audiences walking during his function kyrgios again locked horns with the umpire — now Britain’s James Keothavong.
Johnson requested Kyrgios if he was planning to”play with Dean ***ing tennis” since the pair shifted ends at the next group, although the Australian confronted Keothavong by asking why he wasn’t”considering people coming on my first function .”
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Before prevailing in a tie break in the second group, at that point, the match was evenly poised serve upwards and on with Kyrgios 1-0.
Kyrgios, that has never progressed beyond the next round in the US Open, following faces Frenchman Antoine Hoang.
“Steve is a hell of a participant. He played well. I knew I needed to function well,” the entire world No. 30 stated in his on-court meeting after the victory.
“I am just happy I got it done in two hours. Now perhaps I can get to a bar and find some great food.”

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