In July, Novak Djokovic won his 7th Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title after a fierce battle against Nick Kyrgios. This final was also marked by an altercation between the Australian player and a spectator. Kyrgios reproached her for talking during the points. When the referee asked him to identify the troublemaker, the Australian pointed to the person and said that she was ” blind drunk “.
The latter obviously didn’t like it and sued Kyrgios for defamation for “a reckless and baseless allegation” while adding that all the damages she would get would be donated to charity. Finally, after the trial, Nick Kyrgios apologized to her and made a £20,000 donation to the charity of her choice.
Kyrgios apologized in a public statement to the British media: “I told the referee that a fan was distracting me during the match, believing she was drunk,” the Australian mentioned. “I recognize that this belief was wrong and I apologize for it. To make amends, I have donated £20,000 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity, chosen by the charity. I will not be commenting on this matter again.”
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