World number 26 Nick Kyrgios is expected to face litigation following his utterances against a fan, Anna Palus, who he alleged was a drunk.
Kyrgios, during the 2022 Wimbledon contest, called Palus a drunk who he said has taken about 700 drinks.
According to a British report, Kyrgios complained to the umpire about Palus’ presumed excesses.
The Australian, who got to his first Grand Slam final where he lost to Serbian Novak Djokovic, said, “She is distracting me when I am serving in a Wimbledon final. She is drunk out of her mind in the first row speaking to me in the middle of the game, so kick her out.
“I know which one she is, its the one who looks like she has had about 700 drinks. She is talking to me in the middle of the point every time I get the ball,” Kyrgios added.
However in response, Palus said she is not litigious but what Kyrgios did caused the family considerable damage.
Palus added the tennis star was unprofessional in his conduct with unfathomable allegations.
In the SW19 grand finale, where Kyrgios lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-3) to Djokovic who was denied entry into Australia over his refusal to take the covid-19 jab, Palus attended with her mother.
“I am not litigious, but after much consideration I have concluded that I have no alternative but to instruct my solicitors to bring defamation proceedings against Mr Kyrgios in order to clear my name,” she continued.
“The need to obtain vindication and to prevent repetition of the allegation are the only reasons for taking legal action. Any damages recovered will be donated to charity.
“I hope that Mr Kyrgios will reflect on the harm he has caused me and my family and offer a prompt resolution to this matter. However, if he is unwilling to do this, I am committed to obtaining vindication in the High Court,” Palus added.
According to Brett Wilson, Palus solicitors, Kyrgios’ actions were televised to millions of persons around the world which further compounded her trauma.
“Not only did this cause considerable harm on the day, resulting in my temporary removal from the arena but Mr Kyrgios’ false allegation was broadcast to and read by millions around the world, causing me and my family very substantial damage and distress,” Wilson said.
Kyrgios contested in the Cincinnati Masters men’s doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis where they lost 6-7(3-7), 6-2, 10-8 to the pair of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the third round.
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