Nick Kyrgios has a conversation with the umpire during his quarter-final match against Canadian Milos Raonic.
Nick Kyrgios has a conversation with the umpire during his quarter-final match against Canadian Milos Raonic.

Opinion: Grow up or shut up, mate

I NEVER thought I would say this, but Shane Warne - you have never made more sense.

While I am not a tennis fan in the slightest (to be honest I would rather watch that other boring sport played by the afore mentioned bleached-hair Barbie) but like everyone else out there, I have a strong opinion on bad boy Nick Kyrgios.

Coming out at a press conference this week after his performance against Andy Murray, saying "I don't think anyone in this room right now were perfect when they were 20," just cements how ridiculous this guy really is.

No, we weren't all perfect, but we also all didn't have the amazing opportunity to be a tennis star on the world stage like you.

Then he went on to say he can't understand where he gets this "ridiculous reputation" from.

Umm - I can? Your immature and darn-right unacceptable behaviour is the only thing making headlines, mate. I think that might be a good place to start if you're struggling to work out just why everyone thinks you're a tosser.

Yesterday Warney Facebooked a very polite letter to Kyrgios, "We all realise you're only 20 and have a lot to learn buddy. But please don't waste your talent, everyone in the world, especially us Australians, want to respect u." Bad grammar, but spot on.

It really makes my blood boil, that these incredibly talented sports stars - not just in tennis, they're in all codes - are given these amazing opportunities only to toss them out the window like Kyrgios's chewing gum he so vigorously munched on the whole press conference. There are a boat load of talented Aussies who would kill to be in their shoes, yet these unappreciative and ungrateful people are hogging all the airtime. I say it's time to ditch the sporting stars who have no respect for the game and the spectators, and give the young guys and girls working their backsides off a chance at stardom.



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