Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has arrived back in Sydney confirming he will not be quitting the sport in the wake of his controversial Wimbledon tournament.
Kyrgios’ turbulent Wimbledon campaign divided public opinion, after the 20-year-old was forced to deny allegations of tanking during his fourth-round loss to Frenchman Richard Gasquet and forked out $US9,500 ($A12,675) in fines for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Guardian reported that Fraser immediately apologized for her comments, saying that Australians have a rich sporting heritage consisting of athletes with different racial backgrounds. “I don’t think I’m going to be putting down the racquet anytime soon”, he told reporters. “They should be setting a better example for the younger generation of this country, a great country of ours”.
Kyrgios and 22-year-old Tomic, numbers 29 and 26 in the world, are Australia’s best hopes of ending a 13-year men’s singles grand slam title drought which goes back to Lleyton Hewitt’s 2002 Wimbledon triumph. “We don’t need them here in this country if they act like that”, Fraser said. “Showing emotion, arrogant. Blatant racist, Australian legend”, Kyrgios responded to Fraser’s interview via his Facebook page.
“Throwing a racket, brat”.
“People don’t really know what goes on in my life”. Frustrated when competing, spoilt.
“I said they were not good Australians by behaving the way they are on court”.
Kyrgios will spend four to five days in Canberra with his family, including his ailing grandfather, before heading to Darwin for Australia’s Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan from July 17-19.