Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka had a locker room bust up, claims brother after dig that Thanasi Kokkinakis 'banged' Swiss' girlfriend

Christos Kyrgios later deleted the Facebook post

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The brother of Nick Kyrgios has claimed that the controversial Australian and Stan Wawrinka were involved in a locker-room fight after their match.

The 20-year-old courted more criticism after alleging that teenage Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had 'banged' the girlfriend of Wawrinka, Donna Vekic.

Wawrinka, who left his wife earlier this year and has subsequently been linked with the Croatian player, did not appear to hear what Kyrgios said at the time, but the words were picked up by an on-court microphone. The world No 5 was furious at his post-match press conference and called on the ATP to take action against Kyrgios.

Kyrgios later apologised on Facebook (below) but his brother, Christos has claimed that the pair were involved in a post-match fight. He posted on Facebook but has since deleted his words.

"He put his hands on nick - grabbed him and said a whole bunch of abusive s***. I've studied law and that s*** is abuse bro. Lucky we aren't pressing charges," wrote Christos.

Watch the incident below...

"The p**** is lucky I wasn't there or he would have been withdrawing from the next few tournaments."

Christos also claimed that Wawrinka sparked the feud by claiming Nick had faked injury in a previous match.

"It's not even sledging, that's openly slandering someone after a match then I guess you can expect a bit of sledging back when you play them next."

"I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the comments I made during the match last night vs Stan...

Posted by Nick Kyrgios on Thursday, 13 August 2015

Wawrinka earlier said: "What was said I wouldn’t say to my worst enemy. To stoop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief."

The Australian tennis player's trash talking was picked up by a court-side microphone at the hard court event, which is one of the major tournaments in the build up to the US Open.

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According to the ATP rule book players can be fined up to $10,000 (about £6,400) for verbal abuse or unsportsmanlike conduct. The ATP, which organises the men’s tour and represents both players and tournaments, said that it had fined Kyrgios for his comments. “Further details on the fine will be made after that player has been notified,” a spokesman said.

 

Wawrinka progressed in the tournament after Kyrgios retired despite leading 6-7, 6-3, 4-0.

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