Kyrgios has issued a statement apologizing to a fan after admitting he was “wrong” to accuse a fan who attended his Wimbledon final in the summer of being drunk. Facing Djokovic in his first Grand Slam final, the 27-year-old complained to the umpire – a member of the crowd now identified as Polish lawyer Paulus – for distracting him.
It was reported in August that the 32-year-old spectator would sue him for defamation, and Kyrgios has now donated £20,000 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust to settle the matter, and apologized to Paulus. “On July 10, 2022, during the Wimbledon men’s final, I told the referee that a fan I know as Anna Palus distracted me during the match, believing she was drunk,” he said in a statement. Hero Temple Act, Sec Daily Mail.
“I accept that there was a breach of trust and I apologise. To make amends, I have donated £20,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust. I will not be commenting on this matter again.