Nick Kyrgios Apologizes For Remarks Made Against Stan Wawrinka And His Girlfriend Donna Vekic
by Tom Gainey | August 13th, 2015, 1:06 pm
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After creating a firestorm of controversy last night with a rude remark during his match with Stan Wawrinka in Montreal, Nick Kyrgios went on Facebook this afternoon to issue an apology.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the comments I made during the match last night vs Stan Wawrinka,” Kyrgios wrote. “My comments were made in the heat of the moment and were unacceptable on many levels. In addition to the private apology I’ve made, I would like to make a public apology as well. I take full responsibility for my actions and regret what happened.”

The ATP has since fined the 20-year-old for insulting the Swiss, but the amount has yet to be disclosed.

Kyrgios beat Wawrinka when Stan retired down 40 in the third. He plays John Isner later this afternoon in the Montreal third round.


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12 Comments for Nick Kyrgios Apologizes For Remarks Made Against Stan Wawrinka And His Girlfriend Donna Vekic

Dan Says:

Hard to say how sincere this apology really is. He had already been fined by the ATP (who may have told him to issue the apology). At the end of the day, I do think this kid lets a lot of inside voice things escape to his outside voice, not sure of how malicious his intent was. Having said that, when interviewed by the CBC after the match, he justified the comment as okay because he was angry with Stan. Maybe this kid will learn from this, but I’m not so sure.


Margot Says:

What did Stan do/say? Anyone know?
I saw Nick play Rafa at Wimbledon and he was rather too cocky for my taste.
But then I say “arrogance”
You say “confidence”
And on it goes.


jane Says:

yeah, i missed the match. i wonder why kyrgios was compelled to make the comment in the first place; were the 2 exchanging words?


Giles Says:

If he doesn’t receive a severe punishment for his words then I’m afraid , very afraid for the tennis world. The mere fact that he has been fined by the ATP proves that what he said in public is a punishable offence and am hoping the ATP will come up with something that will really hurt this dude!


jatt Says:

Sledging is so part of Aussies sports culture. Take a look at the aussies cricket team. They just cross all boundaries of sledging when playing with other teams.


ATP Slaps Nick Kyrgios With $10,000 Fine, Leaves Door Open For Further Discipline And Possible Suspension Says:

[...] Kyrgios issued an apology later on Facebook.The 20-year-old is scheduled to play later this afternoon against American No. 1 John Isner. By reaching the round of 16 this week, Kyrgios has earned $44.650. [...]


Daniel Says:

Margot,

Stan sometimes likes to scream at opponent face andover celebrate, kind of bringing some heat to the match. He does this almost in all tense matches. He was doing this and Kyrgios probably got a but pissed and decided to enter the fight, in the wrong manner may I add.


Margot Says:

Cheers Daniel. I agree Nick was in the wrong, especially bringing in the others, but if Stan insists on poking a bear with a stick must take some responsibility.


Daniel Says:

Agree, don’t do it if you can’t handle it. But the god thing is that he didn’t hear it on court otherwise things could get really tense, like that Ancic and another guy who almost got into a physical fight on court once.


Emily Says:

@Daniel, I would say that Stan was intense in the 1st set and perhaps lucky to get that tiebreak, but Nick made the comment in response to Stan telling him he needs to wait for the lines people to move before serving. He was repeating what the umpire said to Nick after the tiebreak and it did not merit the retaliation to the level Nick took it. Not even mentioning that what he said was actually about two people who weren’t even there.

He also made sure to say the comment w/ his back to Stan so he couldn’t even hear, can’t really be trash talking as it was just passive aggressive and cowardly.


Michael Says:

Will a mere apology eradicate his sins on court ?

I totally agree with Giles that if this guy after such a faux pas is made to breathe easy then that will set a wrong precedent and will not be good for the future of Tennis in restoring sanity on Court !!


Jack Lewis Says:

The cheer idiocy of trying to defend this behavior is hilarious.

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