Any match involving Nick Kyrgios is expected to have some drama no matter what. Otherwise, it doesn’t feel like a Kyrgios match. This year’s Wimbledon final lived up to this reputation as Kyrgios was seen losing his cool multiple times.
In one of the instances, Kyrgios got irked by a female fan named Anna Palus and complained to the umpire that the lady was talking to him in between points. He went on to say that fan ‘looks like she’s had about 700 drinks.”
However, this did not go down well with Anna. Kyrgios’ rant to the umpire went viral on the internet and Anna decided to take action. She filed a case against Kyrgios for defamation and looks like the Australian star has been taught a valuable lesson.
Kyrgios has now issued an apology for the words chosen by him. He said, “I told the umpire that a fan, who I now know to be Anna Palus, was distracting me during the match, believing that she was drunk. I accept that belief was mistaken, and I apologise.”
Nick Kyrgios donates £20,000 to charity as per fan’s choice
As per CNN, Kyrgios not only apologized in public to Anna but also donated £20,000 to charity as per Anna’s choice. Moreover, he said, “To make amends, I have donated £20,000 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, a charity chosen by Ms. Palus. I will not be commenting on this matter again.”
Remember that woman Nick Kyrgios accused of having “about 700 drinks”?
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Kyrgios’ Wimbledon journey was full of controversies as he was fined multiple times in the tournament. Moreover, in one of the rounds, he spat in the direction of a spectator and the authorities penalized him for that.
His match against Tsitsipas at the All England Club was high on play and unnecessary aggression from both ends. While Tsitsipas was more wrong, the authorities fined both players after the match. Kyrgios is currently gearing up to play in the Australian Open on his home turf.