Nick Kyrgios Apologizes for Taunting Stanislas Wawrinka During Rogers Cup Match

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2015

Aug 12, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, Canada;  Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts in the match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Kyrgios took to Facebook on Thursday to apologize for lewd comments he made toward Stan Wawrinka during the Rogers Cup match between the two players Wednesday.

Ultimately, the ATP fined the Australian $10,000 and warned more punishment could be coming, per Arash Madani of Sportsnet:

Kyrgios was seen and heard on camera saying to Wawrinka, "Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate," per the Telegraph.

He was referencing Thanasi Kokkinakis, a friend of Kyrgios’ who is also his Australian Davis Cup teammate. Per the Telegraph, the woman is reportedly Donna Vekic, a 19-year-old Croatian player on the WTA Tour.

Kyrgios wasn't done there, reportedly muttering "banging an 18-year-old" later in the match. When initially confronted by a reporter after the match, Kyrgios appeared unremorseful, noting, "He was getting a bit lippy with me. Kind of in the heat of the moment, I don't know, I just said it," per BBC Sport.

Wawrinka, who had to retire due to injury in the third set, was less than pleased.

"There is no need for this kind of behaviour," he told BBC Sport, adding, "It's not the first time that he has big problems on court in terms of what he says and in terms of how he acts."

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The ATP World Tour and his fellow players will be hoping this incident is the last of its kind from Kyrgios, who has established a reputation as a controversial player with outbursts in the past, as it did not shed a positive light on the men's game or the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.

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