A tennis official had spilled the details when a moment Nick Kyrgios had to be separated against Wawrinka over a girlfriend sledge.
Way back to the 2015 Canadian Open, a tennis official has sensationally revealed that Swiss star Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios almost had a fight and forcibly separated in the dressing room. Kyrgios made a vile on-court comment on Wawrinka about his then-girlfriend Donna Vekic. Follow for more livescore tennis updates here!
The Australian superstar was fined for telling Wawrinka, ‘Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate’. Former Director Canadian Open Eugene Lapierre shared that he feared the altercation would turn into a real fight until the two were separated by people inside the locker room. He also shared to the media that Wawrinka quit his post-media conference right away to confront the Australian hot-head after a disrespectful remark about the 19 years old Vekic.
‘Wawrinka hadn’t heard, but Kyrgios’ comments were on TV because of the microphones on the court,’ Lapierre told Journal de Québec.
‘In a press conference, a journalist informed him of what had been said. Wawrinka was furious! It’s like he just lost face in front of everyone. He quickly went down to the locker room, where Kyrgios was still. They had to be separated, because it risked degenerating quickly.’
After the infamous altercation, Wawrinka wrote on his twitter: “What was said I wouldn’t say to my worst enemy. To stoop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.”
Christos, Nick’s brother added fuel to the fire by defending his brother and belittling Wawrinka by spitting rude remarks and hate on a radio station and in social media platforms.
It was revealed that Christos had also said a disrespectful remark towards Velik, “likes kokk”, but denied it and insisted that he was referring to another personality (Thanasi Kokkinakis). Later on, the then-girlfriend of Wawrinka released a response saying that Kyrgios had learned from the incident.
“It’s not easy but I’m trying to focus on tennis and my next match,” she told The Province newspaper in Canada.
“Nick has expressed regret, and the best result would be that he learns a lesson from this incident and that he understands he is responsible to the Tour and to fellow players for both his actions and his words.”
Nick was fined $35,000 by the ATP Governing body, as the organization condemned the action, “This incident was egregious and reflected poorly on our sports.”
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