Open mouth, change feet
|"Why yes, I AM as big a jackass as I look right now"|
After losing the first set, Kyrgios muttered: "Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that mate". The moment caused social media to go into meltdown and sparked heated reaction worldwide, most condemning the controversial player from Canberra.
Kyrgios was referring to Australian colleague Thanasi Kokkinakis and 19-year-old Croatian player Donna Vekic, who has reportedly been dating Wawrinka following the end of his marriage to Ilham Vuilloud earlier this year.
In an on-court interview immediately after the match Kyrgios was asked about his comment.
"You know, I thought ah, you know, he was getting a bit lippy at me, so I don't know, it's just in the moment sort of stuff. But yeah, I don't really know. I just said it," he said.
Try calling her a slut, a whore, a woman of loose morals and looser undergarments. Unless she's
|That's what she looks like off the court. Not bad, Stan, not bad at all.|
From a neomasculine point of view, the value and interest of Mr. Kyrgios's comments come from the fact that what he said speaks to certain important truths that still apply in the modern day and age. Not all of the feminist moonbattery in the world has been sufficient to soften the body-blow that a woman suffers from being accused of harlotry.
And not all of the feel-good therapy in the world can undo the shot to the nuts that a man will feel when another man tells him, in a gloating tone, that his precious little angel has been making the beast with two backs behind his back with some other bloke.
Once one gets past the juvenile tone of his insult and the stroppy manner in which it was delivered, the neomasculine man really does have to have a certain kind of cold appreciation for the rather brutal nature of Nick Kyrgios's verbal swordplay.
UPDATE: The GOAT glides into the row, in gentlemanly yet firm fashion:
"I think we all agree that he definitely crossed the line by a long shot. We're not used to that kind of talk in tennis. I know in other sports it's quite common, maybe normal. Not in our sport, really," Federer said. "I think it's normal that the tour comes down hard on him and explains to him that it's not the way forward."
"Clearly (the behavior) was very disappointing and not great for the sport, one that I think many players have tried to build up and make it a good image, build up a good image," Federer said. "We want kids to be wanting to get into this sport because it's a nice sport."