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Indian Wells Controversy Further Grows as Nick Kyrgios Reignites Old Feud With Stan Wawrinka With an Emotional Message to Holger Rune

Published 03/14/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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The locker room drama in which Stan Wawrinka accosted Nick Kyrgios is regarded as one of the most contentious incidents in the recent history of the sport. Some disrespectful and personal comments were exchanged between the two ATP superstars during the Canadian Open. And now it looks like the Swiss tennis legend will again be reminded of the entire episode.

The Australian tennis player’s recent social media update suggests that he is trying to re-ignite the feud with Wawrinka by backing his opponent, Holger Rune. During the ongoing Indian Wells Masters, the Danish tennis player tried to mock the 37-year-old Swiss star with his disrespectful comments. As Rune is being criticized by the entire tennis community, the controversial Aussie player has stepped forward to his defense.

Nick Kyrgios has taken a side in the ongoing drama between Stan Wawrinka and Holger Rune


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The 19-year-old player has got himself a new ally as he is getting slammed by the fans for his disrespectful behavior with Stan Wawrinka. After his defeat, Holger Rune tried to remind him about their ATP Paris Masters controversy where he was advised “not to act like a baby” by the Swiss tennis legend.

During their unpleasant exchange at the net, the Danish tennis player asked Wawrinka whether he had something to say to him, considering their previous season’s drama. Later, Rune was under fire from the fans who slammed him for his disparaging behavior with the 3-time Grand Slam champion. The ongoing drama between the two ATP players has also caught the attention of the bad boy of tennis who has now stepped in on the matter.


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While the entire tennis community is criticizing Rune, Nick Kyrgios has taken his side on social media. It looks the controversial tennis star hasn’t forgotten about his feud with Wawrinka that happened during the Canadian Open. They were involved in a locker room drama after Kyrgios made some remarks about his then-girlfriend, Donna Vekic.


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Now, after a long time, Kyrgios has tried to reignite that drama via his recent social media post. He shared a screenshot of Wawrinka and Rune on his Instagram story with the caption, “Hahahaha yeah all good when you win… typical. @holgerrune with you my brother.”


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In doing so, Kyrgios has made it clear which side he favors irrespective of the criticism from the tennis community.


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What do you think of the Aussie stepping in on the matter between Wawrinka and Rune? Let us know in the comments section.



Anurag Gusain

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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.

Edited By: Tony Thomas