Nick Kyrgios gives fiery response to Novak Djokovic’s US Open ejection

Nick Kyrgios has asked how long he would be banned for had he been the player involved in Novak Djokovic’s US Open incident.

Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open after hitting a line-judge in the throat with a ball in a fit of anger.

It came during his last-16 match with Pablo Carrena Busta with the Serb flooring the line-judge with the hit.

Djokovic apologised on social media after the incident while also saying sorry to the woman who he struck.

Though Kyrgios, who has a fierce rivalry with Djokovic, has suggested that he would have been banned had he been involved in a similar incident.

Taking to Twitter, the Australian asked: “Swap me for jokers incident. ‘Accidentally hitting the ball kid in the throat’ how many years would I be banned for?”

He posted a poll with the tweet, asking: “5?”, “10?” or “20?” in suggestion to how long he would be banned.

Kyrgios is no stranger to punishment having been given a suspended 16-week ban and fine for smashing two racquets during his Cincinnati Masters defeat by Karen Khachanov last year.

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He was also fined a huge $113,000 for five separate incidents with the ATP determining Kyrgios' "pattern of behaviour" over the previous 12 months to have been in violation of the governing body's code.

Djokovic may still be fined for his incident though the US Open have confirmed he will “lose all ranking points earned” at Flushing Meadows while the world No 1 will also be “fined the prize money won at the tournament”.

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Djokovic had said: "This whole situation has left me really sad and empty.

"I checked on the linesperson and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling OK.

"I'm extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I'm not disclosing her name to respect her privacy."

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