Nick Kyrgios' brutal call after Wimbledon slams Aussie with fine

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Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) during his Wimbledon match and (pictured right) Thanasi Kokkinakis frustrated after a rally.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) has withdrawn from his doubles match with Thanasi Kokkinakis (pictured right) after advancing to the third round in the singles draw. (Getty Images)

Australia's 'Special K' won't be featuring in a doubles match at SW19 after Nick Kyrgios withdrew in his pursuit of singles Wimbledon glory on the same day he was slapped with a fine.

Kyrgios put on a masterclass in his second round 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory against Queen's Open finalist Filip Krajinovic.

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The Aussie was at his devastating best as he hit 49 winners and 24 aces in a match that lasted under 90 minutes.

Described as one of the best matches of his career, Kyrgios advanced to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round.

And to give himself the best chance to run into Wimbledon's second week of competition, Kyrgios announced he would withdraw from the doubles draw with Thanasi Kokkinakis.

The Aussie had already signalled his intention to withdraw if he made a run in the singles draw and had also blasted Wimbledon's tradition of playing best of five sets.

"I am not really looking forward to playing best-of-five-set doubles - I think it is the stupidest thing ever," Kyrgios said at a Wimbledon press conference before the tournament.

"I don't know why it is best of five sets. No-one wants to play best-of-five-set doubles, no one wants to watch best-of-five-set doubles."

Kokkinakis had signalled before the tournament that Kyrgios was always going to withdraw from their doubles if he was looking like a Wimbledon threat.

And Kyrgios is looking a threat after admitting he wanted to put on a statement after his turbulent first round match, which saw him argue with the chair umpire and the crowd.

Nick Kyrgios (pictured) applauds the spectators after his second round Wimbledon victory.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) was in imperious form defeating Filip Krajinovic on court 2 at Wimbledon. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)

"I just wanted to prove to people that, like, I'm really good. I feel like I just don't have the respect sometimes," Kyrgios said of the media.

"There was just nothing the media possibly could tell me I did wrong today. I just know that you can't possibly ask me anything and stir anything up.

"And I love it because then you can't write anything. What are you going to say? Nothing today. Dumbfounded all of you.

"It was just kind of a reminder to put you all back in your place."

Nick Kyrgios receives whopping fine after spitting

On the same day Kyrgios withdrew from doubles, Wimbledon officials slapped the Aussie with a $14,500 fine for his behaviour in first round match.

The Aussie defeated British wildcard Paul Jubb - the World No.219 - in a tough five-set battle.

Kyrgios fought with the umpire, spectators and a line judge before ultimately winning the battle to scrape through to the second round.

However there were unsavoury scenes following the final point of the match when Kyrgios could be seen spitting in the direction of a spectator.

After an investigation, tournament officials imposed the punishment following Kyrgios's admission that he had spat towards a spectator and called a line judge a "snitch" during an explosive win over Briton Paul Jubb.

Kyrgios had pleaded mitigating circumstances, telling the chair umpire that he'd ignored his pleas for an abusive spectator to be ejected.

The fine, despite being at least twice as severe as any other handed out to players over misdemeanours early at this year's Wimbledon, didn't compare with those on the US swing when his behaviour at the two big ATP tournaments cost him $US60,000 ($A87,000).

with AAP

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