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Nick Kyrgios Goes Back-And-Forth With Journalist In Tense Press Conference Exchange

Max Sherry

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Nick Kyrgios Goes Back-And-Forth With Journalist In Tense Press Conference Exchange

Nick Kyrgios had a pretty fiery back-and-forth with a journalist at Wimbledon.

The Aussie had just beaten Filip Krajinovic in straight sets to advance to the third round of the prestigious tournament.

But instead of asking Kyrgios about his impressive performance, one reporter was more interested in touching on Kyrgios' actions a few days prior.

The Australian star landed himself in hot water for spitting in the direction of a spectator as well as heavily criticising one of the elder umpires for their eyesight, before doubling down on his stance during his chat with the press.

Kyrgios was subsequently fined for the incident, but that didn't mean some people weren't still interested in it.

And during his post-match press conference today, the persistent questions lead to a heated exchange with Kyrgios clearly frustrated.

"Why would you be asking me a question about two days ago? Is it because you have no story for today?" Kyrgios asked.

"I played Filip Krajinovic today. Do you not want to know how I played today?"

To which the journo replied: "Well I saw you play today, you were fantastic."

But Kyrgios, keeping a deadly-serious straight face, tied her in knots.

"So why don't you ask my about it?" he responded.

The reporter then tried to justify her question.

"Because there's an investigation... it involves you." she explained.

But Kyrgios wasn't having a bar of it, returning serve.

"And I'm still in Wimbledon right now, so let's talk about that."

If truth be told, there was nothing too outlandish said, but it was certainly pretty frosty as Kyrgios stood his ground.

He has since been punished for his actions on the court a few days earlier, copping a $14,500 fine which was the largest fine of 14 given out so far at Wimbledon.

After the victory over Paul Jubb, Kyrgios was asked if he spat towards someone in the crowd, to which he replied: "Of one of the people disrespecting me, yes."

"I would not be doing that to someone who was supporting me. 

"Today, as soon as I won the match, I turned to him...I've been dealing with hate and negativity for a long time, so I don't feel like I owed that person anything.

 "Like, he literally came to the match to not even support anyone really, it was more just to stir up and disrespect. That's fine. But if I give it back to you, then that's just how it is."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Wimbledon

Topics: Australia, Tennis, Wimbledon

Max Sherry
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