Nick Kyrgios apologizes to ‘drunk’ Wimbledon fan for 700 drinks


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Nick Kyrgios has settled his dispute with the Wimbledon spectator (Photo: BBC)

Nick Kyrgios has apologized to the ‘drunken’ 2022 viewer Wimbledon finale after claiming she had had 700 drinks when she appeared to heckle him.

The incident happened in the fifth game of the third set in Kyrgios’ league game versus Novak Djokovic on center court on July 10.

A woman could be heard talking to Kyrgios as he attempted a serve with the score at two and Kyrgios reacted furiously turning to the referee and said: ‘Distract me when I’m serving in a Wimbledon final?

‘There is no greater occasion. You didn’t believe me [the first time] and now it’s happened again. It almost cost me the game. Why is it still there?

“She’s drunk in the head in the front row talking to me in the middle of a game. How is that acceptable?

‘Get her out. I know exactly who it is. It’s the one with the dress… the one that looks like it’s had about 700 drinks bro.’

The woman in question has since been identified as Ania Palus, a Polish lawyer who claims to have had only two alcoholic drinks.

Following a court case, Kyrgios has now accepted he was mistaken in thinking she was drunk, apologized to her and donated £20,000 to a charity of his choice.

“On July 10, 2022, during the Wimbledon men’s final, I told the referee that a fan, who I now know to be Anna Palus, was distracting me during the match, believing she was drunk,” said Kyrgios said in a statement.

“I accept that this belief is wrong and I apologize. To make amends, I donated £20,000 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, a charity chosen by Ms Palus. I will no longer comment on this matter.

Kyrgios started the Wimbledon final well, winning the first set before Djokovic fought back to win his seventh title at SW19.

The fiery Australian, known for his demeanor on the pitch, was competing in his first-ever Grand Slam final and hailed his second-place finish as the best result of his career.

He also insisted after the match that the fan who disturbed him did not cost him in the Championship.

AFTER : Nick Kyrgios seeks to have assault charge against his ex-girlfriend dropped due to mental health issues

AFTER : Nick Kyrgios trolls Novak Djokovic for his reaction to Roger Federer’s tearful speech

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