Wawrinka defeated Borna Coric 6-3, 6-7, 3-6 in Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.
However, Djokovic found his groove in time to prevail and set up a French Open final rematch against Wawrinka.
Cincinatti: Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka said Australian Nick Kyrgios has not apologized to him for his on-court “banged your girlfriend” sledge.
However, Kyrgios, who was fined by the Association of Tennis Professionals for his remarks, insisted on Thursday he had made both private and public apologies.
And asked if he was happy that Kyrgios had done what he should have done in the circumstances afterwards and apologised to all the people involved in the matter, he replied: “Uh, he didn’t apologise, so no. But I prefer not to talk about him thank you”.
Although it was not immediately clear that Wawrinka heard the comment, he later responded on Twitter and told reporters that he had confronted Kyrgios in the changing rooms after the match.
“I have been reading reports that I did not apologise for my comments, which is untrue”, he said in a statement posted on Facebook. It was not the way I played on the court but the way I fight with little energy that I have.
Vekic, 19, was the player Kyrgios was referring to when he jibed at his Swiss opponent Stan Wawrinka in a match last week in Montreal that another Australian player, Thanasi Kokkinakis had “b**ged your girlfriend”. “Today, I’m happy with the way I was fighting, even if I was playing bad tennis”.
“Yeah, for sure I was struggling today to be completely on the court and to fight the way I wanted and everything”, said Wawrinka. Wawrinka overcame 47 unforced errors, including 36 in the first two sets, and converted just one of seven break point chances but that one break in the third set was enough. “That’s the most important”. Gasquet will face seventh-seeded Marin Cilic in the third round.
The Serb has played and lost four finalist here without winning a set it is the only Masters 1000 title he has not won.
Jerzy Janowicz beat wild card Jared Donaldson 6-4, 7-6 (4).
In the women’s draw, last week’s Toronto champion Belinda Bencic continued her run of form, reaching the third round over Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-4.
Eighth seed Nadal, swept aside by Kei Nishikori in the Rogers Cup quarters, beat Frenchman Chardy 6-3 6-4.