Nick Kyrgios Left Fuming At Reporter Who Attempted To 'Defend' A 'Drunk' Fan
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Nick Kyrgios has shut down a reporter who attempted to 'defend' a 'drunk' woman who was the subject of the Australian's frustrations during the Wimbledon final.
During his Grand Slam final defeat to Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios found himself once again irritated by members of the crowd and one woman in particular who he claimed had had ‘about 700 drinks’.
After taking a seat, Kyrgios notified a supervisor of the woman and a hilarious conversation ensued.
"I know exactly which one it is!" the 27-year-old can be heard venting.
"It's the one in the dress... the one who looks like she's had about 700 drinks bro! Yeah, she's talking to me in between every single point."
As expected the Wimbledon finalist was questioned about the debacle at the post-match press conference.
Nick Kyrgios ripping a “drunk out of her mind” fan— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 10, 2022
He explained his frustrations, saying: “I wouldn’t say she cost me the game. But like, I’m playing the Wimbledon final against probably one of the best players of all time, I don’t need someone, absolutely smashed, talking to me point in, point out.
“I’m all for having a great time, but speaking between first and second serves to me, you know? I’ve been on a couple nights out in my life, and I knew she had too many.
“I told the umpire, ‘She’s speaking to me a lot, and she’s drunk, what are you going to do about it?’
“And he was like, ‘I didn’t know she was drunk’.
“She continued ... (and) that’s when you’ve got to maybe give her a water, or take her out.”
The interaction was initially a pleasant one, with Kyrgios’ comments drawing laughs from the reporters in the room.
However, the mood soon turned sour when the same reporter attempted to defend the woman who was the subject of the Australian’s ire.
“You might find this interesting,” the reporter said.
“But since, she’s said she had two drinks, and she was actually rooting for you from the start. What do you make of that?”
Kyrgios quickly became visibility frustrated as he fired back at the reporter.
He said: “Well, that doesn’t make it OK to start talking to Nick Kyrgios who is playing a final of Wimbledon, middle of the point. Why are you trying to make that OK? What?”
A media official quickly moved on to the next question as Kyrgios was once again left wondering about a ridiculous line of questioning.