One of the top sports stories in Australia revolves around tennis star Nick Kyrgios who might be slapped with a $27,000 fine for â€œtankingâ€ or purposefully giving up points during a match at Wimbledon.
Kyrgios, whoâ€™s father is Greek born has been criticized by media in a country where tennis is taken very seriously. But in addition to this being a sports story, itâ€™s now turned into one of alleged discrimination and what the tennis player referred to as â€œracismâ€ and â€œunaustralian behavior by a swimming legend.â€ in a media slugging match between the two.
Enter former champion swimmer Dawn Fraser, herself a major sports figure in Australia after winning the 100 metres freestyle at three successive Olympics.
In an interview with Australiaâ€™s Today Show, she lashed out at Kyrgiosâ€™ behavior on the tennis court and suggested â€œif they donâ€™t like it, they should go back to where their fathers cam from,â€ a reference to Kyrgiosâ€™ Greek immigrant father.
Nick Kyrgios fired back at Fraser on Tuesday, accusing her of being a â€œblatant racistâ€ about him and Davis Cup teammate Bernard Tomic in a nationally televised interview.
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