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Ryan Harrison will soon fade away on his own.
 

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Harrison is wrong here and indeed should be fined. It's not Thanasi's fault that Kyrgios is an idiot, he should not be paying the price for his words. If Ryan can't see the difference between two players he should be looking for a nice pair of glasses
 

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Neither Harrison nor Kyrgios deserve any sanction.

All we need is to drop the facade that tennis is a game for gentlemen and accept that it's a competitive battleground where words and gestures will be exchanged.

All you moral crusaders should worry about righting some real wrongs in this world instead of jumping at all these hyped-up media created non-issues.
 

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It would indeed be hypocritical to sanction Kyrgios but not Harrison.

I expect him to get away with it, in that case, because the authorities in tennis have no interest in any consistent application of the rules.
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Agree that Harrison should be punished as well, but it wouldn't be the most unfair thing in the world if he isn't. If you have a history of stupidity at some point people are going to personally think less of you and you become an easier target then a first offender.
 

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Drop that "kid" crap already.

Anyone > 18 is not a kid. If they commit a crime they will be tried in a regular court, no?

The two "Australian" clowns in question need to learn some manners, especially that pseudo thug pos. Simple as.
 

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lol... There is no comparison here. This (common) incident is not going to bury Kyrgios's problems which by the way are far more than the bang bang comments. He's bringing the sport into disrepute by tanking points during a match etc. The altercation between Harrison and the Kokk is nothing compared to the circus surrounding Kyrgios. He needs to sort himself out mate.

Harrison spoke what everyone thinks of these brats. Bernie, Kyrgios and now the Kokk are an embarrassment to Australian tennis. Talented players but just too temperamental. I love it. Exciting times ahead.
 

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Harrison should be fined the same as Kyrgios. What he did was no better. He is playing a Kyrgios incident to get advantage in the match vs Kokkinakis, who did nothing wrong at all. Pure gamesmanship and bully behavior. He also insulted Kokkinakis for no reason at all. Despicable behavior.
 
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I thought the "deck" comment was made after the match? I guess that would be the difference.

But it's clear that Harrison dislikes Kyrgios/Kokkinakis and have been wanting to vent off his anger towards then for a while, this was his chance and he did just that...


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I thought the "deck" comment was made after the match? I guess that would be the difference.

But it's clear that Harrison dislikes Kyrgios/Kokkinakis and have been wanting to vent off his anger towards then for a while, this was his chance and he did just that...


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Whether it was after GSM was called how would that make any difference?
 

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That's what happens when ATP is indecisive for so long. They should get some pace and ban Gyros before the whole tour rough the Australians up.

They should fine Harrison 1$ and apologize to him.
 

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The differences between them are presumably a) that Harrison only involved Kokkinakis, and didn't throw innocent bystanders under the bus, and b) that it was highly combustible trash talk, but it wasn't nonconsensually revealing anything about anybody's private life, either.

That said, threatening to "deck" your opponent isn't acceptable. If they've got that on video and/or Mo/his supervisor heard it, Harrison should face a fine.
 

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Neither Harrison nor Kyrgios deserve any sanction.

All we need is to drop the facade that tennis is a game for gentlemen and accept that it's a competitive battleground where words and gestures will be exchanged.

All you moral crusaders should worry about righting some real wrongs in this world instead of jumping at all these hyped-up media created non-issues.
The nature of the sport is not defined by the athletes but from the people that are watching the game. This has been a huge part of my life ----->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrR_rCx0Z9s and that is how i enjoy basketball and footbal, but not tennis. If the fans have the decency to respect the true nature of the game so do the athletes and even more, there is a time and a place.
 

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Kyrgios is black and so if he does something wrong he must be a 'thug' (modern word that replaced the N. word which is used by racists nowadays) and should face the harshest of the punishments.

Harrison is a good looking (by Caucasian standards) white American player. Therefore he just only lost his senses for some seconds. He's a great kid. Just made a mistake. We should look at Kokkinakis, he also needs to be suspended because he's somewhat related to Kyrgios.

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Kyrgios is Greek/Asian and NOT black so drop the racial card bullshit please.
 

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Kyrgios is black and so if he does something wrong he must be a 'thug' (modern word that replaced the N. word which is used by racists nowadays) and should face the harshest of the punishments.

Harrison is a good looking (by Caucasian standards) white American player. Therefore he just only lost his senses for some seconds. He's a great kid. Just made a mistake. We should look at Kokkinakis, he also needs to be suspended because he's somewhat related to Kyrgios.

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that is so old, it is even stupid.
 

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lol... There is no comparison here. This (common) incident is not going to bury Kyrgios's problems which by the way are far more than the bang bang comments. He's bringing the sport into disrepute by tanking points during a match etc. The altercation between Harrison and the Kokk is nothing compared to the circus surrounding Kyrgios. He needs to sort himself out mate.

Harrison spoke what everyone thinks of these brats. Bernie, Kyrgios and now the Kokk are an embarrassment to Australian tennis. Talented players but just too temperamental. I love it. Exciting times ahead.
That´s the problem right there. Kyrgios is a jerk, there´s no way around that. Tomic too. But it seems like Kokkinakis is now getting the same reputation just for being Australian. It seems like Harrison was the bigger jerk this time. As for Kyrgios/Wawrinka incident, Kokkinakis didn´t do anything wrong, personal lives should be just that, personal. And Kyrgios decided to make it public, it wan´t Kokkkinakis´fault.

Kyrgios is black and so if he does something wrong he must be a 'thug' (modern word that replaced the N. word which is used by racists nowadays) and should face the harshest of the punishments.

Harrison is a good looking (by Caucasian standards) white American player. Therefore he just only lost his senses for some seconds. He's a great kid. Just made a mistake. We should look at Kokkinakis, he also needs to be suspended because he's somewhat related to Kyrgios.

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Wrong. There is really no need to think there is anything racist about this whole thing. Totally uncalled for.
 
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