Kyrgios, following his first ATP Tour win in Marseilles, had to deal with a ‘hater’ on social media that called his win ‘a fluke.’
Nick Kyrgios is one of the outspoken tennis players in the professional tour in recent years. Some of his on-court demeanor of playing with his heart on his sleeve harks back when American John McEnroe burst on the street in the 1980s and early 90s.
This past weekend, Kyrgios finally broke his disappointing spell in his senior tennis career with his first tour win in the ATP Tour Open 13 in Marseilles, France. He won against the likes of Richard Gasquet, Tomas Berdych, and eventually Marin Cilic in the finals to hoist the trophy and US$165,000 in the win.
But following his triumph, Kyrgios had to battle a fan on Facebook who attacked him through comments and called his win a ‘fluke’:
— Melanie Dinjaski (@MelanieDinjaski) February 22, 2016
What the fan failed to notice, however, was that this was the first time a player under 21 years of age defeated consecutive top-10 ranked opponents since Juan Martin del Potro in 2009, which probably drew the ire of the Australian native.
This was not the first time that he had to deal with outside commentaries, as he had previous spats with Taylor Walker of Aussie Rules football team Adelaide Crows, and fellow Australian athletes Patrick Rafter and Dawn Fraser in separate incidents.
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