Kyrgios eventually won the match after Wawrinka dropped out with a back injury, falling behind 4-0 in the final set.
Well, if tennis is dropping that whole "gentlemen's game" act then I can start being a tennis fan. Generally I try to avoid watching men in short shorts hit a ball back and forth at each other while grunting. However, if we can mix in an extremely disparaging insult or two then I can probably convince myself to sit through a match. I know everyone is going to sit here and talk about how this comment was over the line. How Kyrgios showed a lack of class and action needs to taken. To those people I say, stop being a pussy.
If those people knew the things that were said during football, hockey, and basketball games their eyes would roll into the back of their head, they would choke on their tongue, and go into a cardiac arrest. I know tennis supposedly plays by a different set of rules. It's the upstanding sport where you are supposed to respect your teammate and keep it classy. You know the best way to not get in your opponent's head? By shaking his hand and telling him how much of a worthy opponent he is. I've made a girlfriend remark during a hockey game. I've had a girlfriend remark made at me during a hockey game. If your first instinct is to go cry about it to the media instead of dominating your opponent in whatever sport you happen to be playing then you already let your competition win.
All is fair in love and war, and you don't win a war of words by being nice. You want to get lippy? Then don't be surprised when your competition talks about how some random dude got mouthy with your wifey. If tennis is going to lose that reputation of being 'friendly fire' in favor of some anything-goes shit talk then I am all in. I've been waiting for this for years. Give me tennis players chirping about infidelity and golfers breaking clubs and going on Happy Gilmore-esque tirades. Give the people what they want. You are not doing everything you can to overcome your opponent physically and mentally if you aren't talking about the perceived looseness of his girlfriend. Kyrgios job is to win, and win he did, even if it did come at the cost of Wawrinka's feelings. Maybe he won't be such mental midget next time. That injury report may say "back injury", but we all know it's his ego that really needs rehabbing.
P.S. Hey Wawrinka, you just not going to address whether or not some 3rd party I have never heard of plugged your girlfriend? I feel like avoiding that question makes the answer crystal clear.
P.P.S. My view on this is COMPLETELY different if this was his wife. Girlfriends change faster than the seasons. I've had girlfriends that I thought I would die for, and a week later I had already planned out four ways to make their death look like an accident. Maybe Kyrgios was just doing Wawrinka a favor and expediting the process. If Wawrinka doesn't like it then he should have put a ring on it. Hell, he should probably put a ring on her anyway, as long as he makes sure he hits her with the PRE-NUP!!!