LEGENDARY LEG-SPINNER Shane Warne has advised fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios to avoid controversies on the tennis court and fulfil his potential by starting to win on a regular basis, as reported by IANS.
Kyrgios has been at the centre of a string of controversies in his short career, the latest being a jibe at Swiss star Stan Wawrinka at the Montreal Open a couple of weeks ago.
"(Thanasi) Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate," Kyrgios had told Wawrinka.
It earned the 20-year-old a suspended 28-day ban and a fine of $25,000 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), to be imposed should he transgress again.
Warne wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Warne, who is no stranger to controversy either, having made headlines for reasons other than cricket throughout his career, believes it's time for Kyrgios to keep excuses aside and start winning matches.
Kyrgios's comment was widely criticised in the tennis world, with 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, the legendary John McEnroe and many others slamming the young Australian.