Sporting icon Dawn Fraser has told tennis star Nick Kyrgios to “go back to where his parents came from” following his stormy exit from Wimbledon.
Asked to comment on Kyrgios’ antics during his fourth-round grand-slam loss Fraser accused him of “tanking” and setting a poor example for “the younger generations of this country.”
“If they don’t like it they can go back to where their fathers, or their parents came from. We don’t need them here in this country to act like that,” Fraser told the Nine Network on Tuesday morning.
Born in Canberra, 20-year-old Kyrgios is the son of a Greek-born father and Malaysian-born mother.
He was booed on court during his loss to Frenchman Richard Gasquet after he appeared to deliberately fail to return serves during the third game of the second set.
Kyrgios denied tanking in the match.
Fraser has been blasted on social media for the controversial comments.