Nick Kyrgios has apologised after being fined for an “insulting remark” he made to Stanislas Wawrinka during their Rogers Cup match in Montreal.On-court microphones apparently picked up Kyrgios, 20, making a lewd suggestion about Wawrinka’s girlfriend.French Open champion Wawrinka, 30, said it was “unacceptable”.”My comments were made in the heat of the moment and were unacceptable on many levels,” said Kyrgios.“In addition to the private apology I’ve made, I would like to make a public apology as well.”I take full responsibility for my actions and regret what happened.”The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) had earlier announced world number 41 Kyrgios had been fined but did not disclose the amount.After withdrawing from the second-round match because of injury, Wawrinka said: “There is no need for this kind of behaviour.
“I really hope the ATP will take major action against him this time.”
Speaking on court immediately after the match, Kyrgios claimed he had been provoked by the Swiss world number five.
He said: “He was getting a bit lippy with me. Kind of in the heat of the moment, I don’t know, I just said it.”