Nick Kyrgios pays £20,000 to settle legal case with Wimbledon fan



Nick Kyrgios and a spectator he claimed was “out of her mind drunk” during the Wimbledon final have settled their legal dispute.

To file a defamation lawsuit against the 27-year-old Australian, Anna Palus hired lawyers.

The 22nd-ranked player in the world lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets in his first Grand Slam final.

Kyrgios complained to the umpire about a fan, saying she looked “like she has had about 700 drinks”.


The 2022 Australian Open doubles champion was later accused of making a “reckless and completely baseless allegation” by Palus, who watched the match with her mother.

Kyrgios issued an apology for the remark through Knight Temple Law, who was Palus’ legal counsel, and stated that he had promised to donate money to a charitable organization.


“I told the umpire that a fan, who I now know to be Anna Palus, was distracting me during the match, believing that she was drunk,” Kyrgios said.

“I accept that belief was mistaken, and I apologise.

“To make amends, I have donated £20,000 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, a charity chosen by Ms Palus. I will not be commenting on this matter again.”