Roger Federer came down heavily on Nick Kyrgios, following latter’s derogatory remarks of the Australian about Stanislas Wawrinka’s girlfriend Donna Vekic.
“I think we all agree that he definitely crossed the line by a long shot,” said Federer in a press conference.
The Swiss legend also added, “We’re not used to that kind of talk in tennis. I know in other sports it’s quite common, maybe normal. Not in our sport, really.
“I think it’s normal that the tour comes down hard on him and explains to him that it’s not the way forward.”
Kyrgios has been fined $10000 by ATP, and can even face suspension. His compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis was also involved in an ugly exchange of words with Ryan Harrison a couple of days back.
ATP certainly needs to look into such acts of sheer nonsense and take adequate steps against the guilty ones.