The word ‘controversy’ seems to be synonymous with tennis star Nick Kyrgios.
Despite being blessed with immense talent and impressive abilities on the tennis court, the Australian sensation has some way or another managed to turn focus away from the sport and held the limelight, mostly for the wrong reasons.
Kyrgios was in action against Marin Cilic during the Queen’s Club Championship, the Wimbledon warm-up event on Saturday.
The Croatian ace successfully outlasted his rival from Down Under and secured a 7-6[7-3], 7-6 [7-4] win in the semi-finals of the competition, setting up a tasty final with Novak Djokovic.
But, the highlight of the clash was shifted to something else as British broadcaster BBC were forced to issue a live apology to the viewers as the cameras caught Kyrgios mimicking a rather rude gesture at some point during the ongoing contest.
The video showed the Aussie playing around with his water bottle and used it as a prop for a cheap gag, ending it by squirting a bit of water and then grinning towards someone in the crowd.
Not very appropriate considering who could be watching the game on national television, or for some people at the match itself.
The lewd act was quickly noticed by the millions on television and the social media has been abuzz since.
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The 23-year-old beat Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund recently and his run to the final in Stuttgart provided him with the ideal preparation ahead of the Wimbledon this summer.
Only time will tell if Kyrgios indeed manages to bury the controversies in his short career with his skills on the court or remains yet another talent who fades away after delivering promise at an early stage of his pro career.
One thing is for sure, he certainly has the talent, but will he ever have the right mentality?