Nick Kyrgios says he is “one of the only tennis players in Australia” who has stood up for the exiled star Bernard Tomic, where the couple is trapped in a bizarre war of words.
Tomic, who recently declared his intentions to make another big run in tennis, addressed fans earlier this month about his desire to return to the top, where he was asked about Kyrgios.
The 29-year-old, now ranked No. 260, was asked by an Instagram user who the better player at the top of their powers was.
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“I still am,” Tomic said at the time. “Obviously Nick is a good player, probably top six or seven servers in the world, [but I] apparently beat him in Kooyong 6-3, 6-4.
“Because I trained with him, I choose where he serves and I know where he is. [Kyrgios’] style does not really bother me. “
While the pair have teamed up to play doubles on several occasions, Kyrgios and Tomic have only one career meeting to date.
In 2019, Tomic defeated Kyrgios 6-3 6-4 at the Kooyong Classic, which at the time was just a tune-up match for the Australian Open.
In response to Tomic’s cheeky sleigh, Kyrgios talked about how he has always supported that exile star.
“I’m probably one of the only people in tennis in Australia who has stood up for him several times,” Kyrgios said. Herald and Aging.
“I’ve done things for him, my family, my brother has done things for him.”
For several years now, Tomic has been forced to qualify for the Australian Open instead of getting a wild card feature due to his controversial relationship with Tennis Australia.
Kyrgios said he would be surprised to ever meet Tomic again.
“I’m not sure [if they will play each other this summer]”But as far as I know, I do not even think he’s in the Australian summer,” Kyrgios added.
“I have not seen his name anywhere, or what tournaments he plays.”
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