Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Richard Gasquet of France during their men's single third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 27 May 2016.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Richard Gasquet of France during their men's single third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 27 May 2016. EPA - IAN LANGSDON

Kyrgios cops fine for obscenity during French Open collapse

TENNIS wild child Nick Kyrgios has been slugged with a $6,200 fine for an audible obscenity during his French Open thrashing at the hands of Richard Gasquet.

The 6-2 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 loss, in which Kyrgios felt he was "absolutely destroyed" by the ninth seed, confirmed a third-round exit and a payday of 102,000 euros ($A158,000).

It is the second time Kyrgios, who has career earnings of $US2,592,076 ($A3.59 million), found himself in the crosshairs of tournament officials this week, having been dealt a code violation by respected chair umpire Carlos Ramos for yelling for a towel from a ball boy during the first round.

That incident prompted a furious response from Kyrgios, who accused the umpire of "unbelievable bias" and described his decision as "f**king bullshit".

Kyrgios escaped any financial punishment for that eruption, but was not as fortunate on Saturday when officials gathered to review Friday's matches.

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