Nick Kyrgios' latest indiscretion has landed the controversial tennis player a $16,500 fine from the ATP The Association of Tennis Professionals
Three days after winning the biggest title of his career in Japan, Kyrgios was back in trouble at the Shanghai Masters after losing his second-round match against 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev.
On Wednesday, the 21-year-old was booed as he imploded and exited in merely 48 minutes, losing 6-3 6-1.
The total fine includes the maximum $10,000 for a "lack of best efforts," as well as $5,000 for verbally abusing a spectator and $1,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Trailing 3-1 and facing a break point in the first set, Kyrgios simply tapped over his serve, began walking to his chair and allowed the German to hit an easy winner past him.
In no mood to stick around in the second-round clash, Kyrgios later began walking to his chair as soon as Zverev made contact with a serve, hit an exhibition-like "tweener" approaching the net under little pressure and opted for a drop-shot return on the final point of the encounter.
Kyrgios, who has risen to a career-high in the rankings, defended his exchange with angry spectators.
"I don't owe them anything. It's my choice. If you don't like it, I didn't ask you to come watch. Just leave," the Australian told reporters at his post-match conference.
"If you're so good at giving advice and so good at tennis, why aren't you as good as me? Why aren't you on the tour?
"You want to buy a ticket? Come watch me. You know I'm unpredictable. It's your choice. I don't owe you anything. Doesn't affect how I sleep at night."
However, he did admit he "took the easy way out tonight and obviously didn't show up at all" and said he was physically and mentally tired after his recent exploits.