Roger Federer Strongly Condemns Nick Kyrgios on Sledging Controversy

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 | 0


Swiss maestro Roger Federer has joined the list of those criticizing young Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios over the sledging controversy that had rocked the tennis world last week.

“I think we all agree that he definitely crossed the line by a long shot,” Federer was quoted as saying by “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.”

These comments come just days after the 20-year-old Kyrgios sledged World No. 5 Stanislas Wawrinka on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour.

His comment – “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that mate,” attracted severe flak, and was subsequently fined $12,500 by the ATP.







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