Fraser made the comments on the Today show on Tuesday morning, after Kyrgios was accused of "tanking" in his Wimbledon loss against Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
"It's absolutely disgusting. I am so shocked to think that he went out there to play and he tanked," she told host Karl Stefanovic.
"They should be setting a better example for the younger generation... If they don't like it, go back to where their fathers or their parents came from. We don't need them here in this country if they act like that."
Well, Kyrgios who is definitely born in Canberra and has Greek and Malaysian-born parents, decided to throw a thundering baseline return back at the 77-year-old.
And someone went straight for Dawn Fraser's Wikipedia page.
It made a lot of people feel sad about the current state of affairs in Australia.
The country's comedic writers rejoiced!
Kyrgios' reaction had a lot others changing their opinion of him.
But for many it was utterly unsurprising moment.
UPDATE 1700 AEST: Dawn Fraser apologised for her comments which "may have caused offense to my fellow Australians including Nick and his family."
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