The Wimbledon spectator, who according to Nick Kyrgios was “drunk to the point of insanity”, defended herself after being ejected from Center Court.
The now infamous Wimbledon spectator who, according to Nick Kyrgios, was “drunk to the bone” during the much-anticipated final against Novak Djokovic, was on the defensive after being temporarily ejected from center court.
Kyrgios was sorely missing his first Grand Slam singles title, losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 to Serbian superstar Djokovic, who won his 21st major trophy.
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The 27-year-old Australian repeatedly repeated his usual antics in the final. yell at his support group and arguing with the judge in the chair.
But one flash in the third set caught the attention of tennis experts. Kyrgios calls to expel the “drunk” spectator in the front row places after he yelled twice between the first and second innings.
“She distracts me when I serve in the Wimbledon final,” he was outraged by the judge.
“There is no other more important case, you did not believe me, and then she did it again. It nearly cost me the game.
Why is she still here? She’s drunk as hell and talking to me in the middle of a game. What is acceptable?
“Kick her out. I know exactly which one. The one in the dress who looks like she drank about 700 drinks bro.”
It was later revealed that the culprit was Anya Palus, 32, who was given water and allowed to return to the match after a 15-minute break outside.
However, Kyrgios’ estimate appears to have been erroneous at 698 drinks, with Palous claiming to have only had two drinks – pimms and rose.
“I wanted to show that we were there for him, I wanted to cheer him up,” she said. Sun.
Palus later said Telegraph: “I wanted to support him. Maybe I went too far…but I only had good intentions.
“This is the temperature for me, I was without a hat. I’m really sorry. “
Kyrgios was asked about the rowdy spectator at his post-match press conferenceclaiming that she repeatedly spoke to him between points.
“That’s when you might have to give her water or take her out,” he said.
The reporter asked, “You might find this interesting, but since she said she had two drinks, she actually cheered for you from the very beginning. What do you think about this?”
A stunned Kyrgios replied: “This does not mean that it is not worth starting a conversation with Nick Kyrgios, who plays in the Wimbledon final. Why are you trying to make it okay? Which? “
During the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios repeatedly yelled at his entourage in the stands, complaining about their apparent lack of support.
“Does it bother you at all?” he shouted with eight-year-old Prince George watching.
Kyrgios was later fined $5,800 for “obscene language”.
When asked at the post-match press conference if he needed to improve his composure, he replied, “I think the other 126 players who were drawn could improve their composure.”
Originally published as Wimbledon fan apologizes but denies being ‘drunk’ after Nick Kyrgios’ outburst