New York: 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.
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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 ATP for telling World No 5 Stan Wawrinka during a match in Montreal a couple of weeks ago that (Thanasi) Kokkinakis banged his girlfriend.
"Sorry to tell you that, mate," Kyrgios had told Wawrinka.
The comment did not go down well in the international tennis circuit. Yesterday, Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Sampras reportedly told Kyrgios, "behave, young man".