Kyrgios’ rude comments cost the player USD 12,500 in fines
Nick Kyrgios is an Australian tennis player who definitely has talent. His record of 24 wins and 19 losses isn’t a lot to scoff at. His highest achievements include two quarter-final appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon where he beat Rafael Nadal. Despite this, the Australian has never won a title. Normally a player, who’s only ranked number 41 in the world, wouldn’t receive the amount of attention Kyrgios had lately.
• ATP fined Kyrgios USD 10,000 for comments made to Stan Wawrinka
• Kyrgios was also fined USD 2,500 for a comment made to a ball person
Kyrgio said to Wawrinka that his friend was intimate with his girlfriend
Kyrgios’ rude comments directed at Stan Wawrinka during their recent match at the Roger’s Cup. Kyrgios’ was in a position which plagues many players at times. He simply gave in to the opportunity to deliver a low blow. Wawrinka, current French Open champion, was told by the Australian that another player had sexual relations with his girlfriend. The event proved shocking and made gambling news.
Kyrgios’ rude comment was regrettable
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) fined Kyrgios $10,000 for comments he made to Stan Wawrinka during their match. Perhaps the ballsy 20-year-old Australian wouldn’t have faced such a stiff charge if the microphones didn’t broadcast his words to the crowd. As with all things in life, exposure of a crime is more punishable than the crime itself and Kyrgios’ rude comment is no different.
Kyrgios told Wawrinka that his fellow Australian and friend Thanasi Kokkinakis had “slept” with his girlfriend. “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate.” Supposedly this wasn’t the only comment made regarding Donna Vekic, Swiss girlfriend of Wawrinka. During the same match, a separate comment picked up by the microphone caught Kyrgios saying “He’s banging an 18-year-old.” This comment revealed a separate affair the French Open Champion was involved in.
Christos, Kyrgios’ brother, claimed that the two players had a physical altercation in the locker room after the match. His Facebook entry stated “he put his hands on Nick-grabbed him and said a whole bunch of abusive . I’ve studied law and that is abuse bro. Lucky we aren’t pressing charges. The is lucky I wasn’t there or he would have been withdrawing from the next few tournaments.” No matter how bad, Kyrgios’ rude comments don’t justify Wawrinka’s reaction.
Although Wawrinka’s actions were more outlandish, Kyrgios was cited by the ATP for incidents of “verbal abuse” or “unsportsmanlike conduct” and given the maximum penalty. In addition, the young Australian was given a “Notice of Investigation” to conclude if his actions constituted a “Player Major Offense”. This violation was a subsidiary of “Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game.” The next Kyrgios Wawrinka confrontation on the court will definitely bring punters to online sportsbooks in the US.
Kyrigios’ rude comment was just one moment in a bad week
Wawrinka was able to compose himself and make comments concerning Kyrigios. “So disappointing to see a fellow athlete and colleague be so disrespectful in a way I could never even imagine. What was said I wouldn’t say to my worst enemy. To stop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.” The man who just tried to “choke Kyrgios out” added further “embellishment” to his comments on Twitter.
“There’s no need for this kind of behavior on or off the court and I hope the governing body of this sport does not stand for this and stands up for the integrity of the sport that we have worked so hard to build.” Kyrgios mentioned his regret. “I told him I was sorry. Obviously he was angry. So I just had to deal with it. Something I had to deal with. Hopefully we can just put it behind.” Kyrgios’ rude comment may not go away quickly.
Unfortunately the world number 41 was dealt with another blow. Based on an “unsavory” comment made to a pall person during the match, Kyrgios was handed another fine for USD 2,500. In addition, the bad boy lost his match the next day against American John Isner 7-5, 6-3. During that match Krygios got into verbal spat with one of the audience members. Maybe this controversy will make the number 41 a favorite when people bet on sports in the US. His display at the last Wimbledon also left little to be desired.
During a match with Richard Gasquet, Kyrgios swore loudly, swore repeatedly and abused his rackets. The spectacle nearly cost him a 10,000-dollar fine. Hopefully the Australian’s behavior won’t make him a more empathetic character on the tour. Tennis legend John McEnroe was known for his tirades on the court. Yet, unlike Kyrgios, was ranked number one and considered one of the best in history. At least the son of a Greek father and a Malaysian mother might increase Malaysian online betting.