What spitting scandal? Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios’ glam girlfriend shares a video of him looking relaxed as they cuddled on the sofa to watch Andy Murray’s match on TV
- Nick Kyrgios, 27, barred from centre courts at Wimbledon after spitting scandal
- His girlfriend posted clip of couple cuddled up on sofa watching Andy Murray
- Costeen Hatzi, 22, has travelled the world to support Aussie tennis ace Kyrgios
The Australian, 27, sparked criticism after an extraordinary Wimbledon performance which saw him spit in the direction of a spectator and shout abuse at line judges.
He dubbed one ‘a snitch with no fans’ for reporting his antics and claimed another ‘can’t see the ball’ during his win over Britain’s Paul Jubb on Tuesday.
But Kyrgios didn’t appear to let the controversy bother him as he cuddled up with his new girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, 22, to watch Andy Murray‘s match on Wednesday night.
The pair were seen relaxing on a sofa in a clip shared to Instagram by psychology student Ms Hatzi, who has been travelling the world supporting her athletic beau.
Kyrgios will face Serbia’s Filip Krajinović in his second round match today.
However, the Australian tennis ace has been barred from the centre courts at Wimbledon for the rest of the tournament in the wake of the spitting scandal.
Wimbledon’s bad boy Nick Kyrgios appeared to shrug off any controversy last night – as his girlfriend shared a sweet clip of them cuddling on a sofa
In December 2021, Nick went public with Ms Hatzi and his Instagram is now partly devoted to sharing loved-up snaps chronicling their relationship
The Aussie, 27, sparked criticism after an extraordinary Wimbledon performance which saw him spit in the direction of a spectator and shout abuse at line judges
Officials have reportedly decided not to dump Kyrgios out of Wimbledon.
Kyrgios spat towards heckling fans immediately after his rollercoaster first-round win over Britain’s Judd earlier this week.
He is yet to be handed a punishment for the incident, but will cop a hefty fine along with being booted to the All England Club’s outside courts, News Corp reported.
The Aussie later sparked further controversy for eating sushi during a post-match press conference, with many tennis fans accusing him of being disrespectful.
‘You are disrespectful for eating whilst being interviewed; you need to get some respect,’ one said.
‘Nick Kyrgios saying he doesn’t want people to disrespect him whilst spitting at people, calling line judges ‘old man’ and then sitting through a press conference eating,’ wrote another.
Psychology student Ms Hatzi (left) has been travelling the world supporting her athletic beau
Ms Hatzi (middle) has shared a number of photographs of herself in and around Wimbledon
Kyrgios (pictured with Ms Hatzi) has had a number of high-profile relationships, including Russian tennis player Anna Kalinskaya and on-off girlfriend Chiara Passari
High-flying life: Costeen, pictured, just celebrated her 22nd birthday and the pair have moved into an apartment in the inner-Sydney suburb of Zetland
The 2022 Australian Open doubles champion said he spat towards a spectator who was disrespecting him and hurling unnecessary abuse at the player.
‘Just pure disrespect, just anything. Someone just yelled out I was s**t in the crowd today. Is that normal? No. I just don’t understand why it’s happening over and over again,’ Kyrgios said.
‘Have you ever gone to a supermarket and just started berating someone scanning the groceries? No. So why do they do it when I’m at Wimbledon? Why is that?’
Kyrgios has had a number of high-profile relationships, including Russian tennis player Anna Kalinskaya and on-off girlfriend Chiara Passari.
But in December 2021, Nick went public with Ms Hatzi and his Instagram is now partly devoted to sharing loved-up snaps chronicling their relationship.
Nick Kyrgios spat in the direction of a spectator at Wimbledon during his match on Tuesday
The fiery star insists the spectator was present just to ‘stir up and disrespect’ during his match
Kyrgios was slammed again for tucking into some sushi in his post-match press conference after arriving nearly an hour late
Kyrgios pictured with girlfriend Costeen Hatzi at a basketball event in Sydney on May 11
He has even hinted that he’s planning on popping the question, telling one fan their engagement is coming soon.
Psychology student Ms Hatzi just celebrated her 22nd birthday and the pair have moved into an apartment in the inner-Sydney suburb of Zetland. She was spotted in the stands of the Australian Open and has posted photos since arriving in London.
Kyrgios isn’t afraid to declare his love for his brunette girlfriend, writing in a birthday post: ‘My beautiful Costeen, the most amazing person I’ve ever met. You’ve been the biggest blessing in my life and I’m so incredibly thankful that I get to call you my best friend.
‘No matter what we do, I always get excited because I know that we are going to make every little moment enjoyable. There is nothing I love more than being able to make you laugh and seeing that amazing smile of yours.
‘I’m so incredibly proud of how far we have come, and now to say we have a home together. I cannot wait for all our adventures, big or small, or around the world.’
Best seat in the house: Nick had first been seen with Costeen in December last year at a basketball game at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney