Sampras asks Kyrgios to behave

New York, Aug 25 (IANS) Tennis legend Pete Sampras singled out controversial Australian player Nick Kyrgios for some words of wisdom, asking him to behave during a promotional event here.

Kyrgios on Monday joined tennis’ biggest names, including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi, Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova, for a Nike apparel promotion ahead of next week’s US Open, reports news.com.au.

Kyrgios has been given a suspended 28-day ban and fined $25,000 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for making lewd remarks about Stan Wawrinka’s girlfriend.

Kyrgios jibed at World No.5 Wawrinka during a match in Montreal a couple of weeks ago saying, “(Thanasi) Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate.”

The comment did not go down well in the international tennis circuit.

Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Sampras reportedly told Kyrgios, “behave, young man”.

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