Kyrgios says 'all is good' in regard to Wawrinka

Four months ago, few would have imagined Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios sharing the same side of a tennis court.

Yet the duo joined forces for the Singapore Slammers in the International Premier Tennis League, and even exchanged high-fives during the three-day leg in the Republic last week.

Kyrgios had made lewd remarks to Wawrinka about the Swiss' girlfriend, Donna Vekic, at the Montreal Masters in August. And Kyrgios admitted that he had not spoken to the two-time Major champion prior to their potentially-awkward reunion.

But after the Slammers beat the Indian Aces in the final on Sunday, the Australian suggested that all is good between the two and "it's almost like nothing happened".

"It's been really good actually," the 20-year-old told Fox Sports in Singapore.

"We've all been chatting. I feel we're much more comfortable with each other now. It's almost like nothing happened. We're out there competing, we're playing for the same team, we want to win.

"That's been the main thing - is me just getting up and giving him all the energy I give everyone else, and he's appreciated that and he's been playing some really good tennis as well."

The world No. 30 was fined by the Association of Tennis Professionals and heavily criticised for sledging Wawrinka, cementing a bad-boy reputation. But he insists that he has matured.

"I feel as if I've grown as a person massively throughout this whole year," he said. "I've learned a lot of different things."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 23, 2015, with the headline 'Kyrgios says 'all is good' in regard to Wawrinka'. Print Edition | Subscribe