Sydney, Australia) – Last week, Australian Nick Kyrgios dubbed fellow countryman Bernard Tomic “the most hated athlete in Australia” and mocked his colleague, who didn’t keep quiet and tried to hit. in an interview with Sydney Morning HeraldOn Friday, he said he was willing to put $1 million down the line if Kyrgios had the courage to back up his claims of superiority.
“At the end of the day, talking is cheap. I’m ready to go 2-0 whenever I want. Put your money where your mouth is. Let the audience decide who’s better. I’ll take it anywhere, anyone.” I’ll beat you on the court too. If not, shut up and go back to playing doubles. I beat you once before, I’ll beat you again whenever I want,” Tomic said.
“I get over you every time we play, train and we know it,” said Tomic, who decided to expand the challenge beyond tennis. “You say you’re good at basketball. Well, I’ll beat you on that one too. In tennis, to make no excuses, I throw you on the grass too. want more? Let’s settle this in the boxing ring. Put on your gloves, I’ll get over him there too,” said the Australian.
Kyrgios did not let this go and tried to answer his compatriots in his Instagram account. “I’m still playing on the circuit and I have the big dogs to face. I’m actually on a grass training block right now to get ready for the tournament. Wimbledon and then the US Open”, said the current Australian Open doubles champion started of.
“I understand you’re at this futures and challenge level right now, but if you want to play with me and clear it, come back to the top of the game. I’m fine here, I’m not going anywhere “I still think I’m elite and I’m still going to beat some of the best players in the world with ease. I’ll wait for you and see if you’re able to play some good tennis,” Nick said.
The current 76th in the world, Kyrgios has not competed since the ATP 250 in Houston, skipping the entire European clay court season. He will return to competition on the grass with an eye on Wimbledon. Tomic, on the other hand, is currently ranked 418th and has won only two of the five matches he played in 2022, apart from the Australian Open qualifiers, four of them being Challengers.
“There is no need to go through the media and use my name to be relevant again. Let’s just look at our results, stop living in the past and let’s play each other on the circuit. For now, I think you have some big life challenges ahead of you. About putting gloves on in the ring? I don’t rule it out, maybe one day my career will end”, concluded Kyrgios.