Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios got down and dirty during a match with Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday night. After an ace, on-court mics caught Kyrgios telling Wawrinka that another player, Thanasi Kokkinakis, “banged his girlfriend.”
You can hear it clearly in the video above and in this Vine.
Everyone watching the match at home wondered what the hell was going on.
In the post-match interview, Kyrgios was asked about the comment.
Reporter: “Nick, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t ask you, but it’s gone viral on Twitter tonight. The microphones picked up a comment you made to him about Kokkinakis. What went through your mind in making a statement like that?”
Kyrgios: “You know, I thought he was getting a bit lippy at me, so I don’t know. It’s just in-the-moment sort of stuff. I just said it.”
After the match, Wawrinka took to Twitter to address the incident. He was not pleased:
For those of you don’t keep up with tennis rumors, Stan Wawrinka announced a separation from his wife, Ilham, in April. Not long after, he was seen with Donna Vekic, a 19-year-old Croatian tennis player.
Vekic is friendly with the Thanasi Kokkinakis, they play mix doubles together, and they occasionally send each other tweets. Last year, she Instagrammed a pic of the two of them at the Australian Open.
Kyrgios flies off the handle a lot, both on and off the court. He’s not well-liked by other players on tour. He may not care about it now, but, one day, someone’s going to go IK Enemkpali on him.