Controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is once again making rounds on the internet. The recent surge in Kyrgios’s popularity has come after the 26-year old berated netizens for comparing him to Australian Bernard Tomic.
The tennis star has maintained his controversial demeanor and style on the internet during the current pandemic and hasn’t shied away from throwing jibes at fellow stars.
Nick Kyrgios is once again making waves on social media after a rant at people comparing him to fellow Australian Bernard Tomic.
The 26-year-old has been a controversial figure on social media throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and he wasn’t reluctant to air his views once again after the perceived slight.
“I got compared with Bernard Tomic today and I’ve never felt more insulted,” Kyrgios wrote.
“Does he have a foundation? Does he have the accomplishments? Did he raise money for the bushfires? It’s disgusting, man.
“Do your research. Oh and by accomplishments I mean beating the big 4 [in reference to wins over Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic].”
The tennis star has also confirmed his presence in the ATP Mallorca Championships at the Calvia Country Club from June 19-26. Nick’s presence in the tournament was confirmed by tournament organizer Toni Nadal in a recent interview.
Nadal went on to speak about the importance of players like Kyrgios in the tournament and how they increase viewership.
“He is well-known all around the world, and he guarantees a spectacle,” Nadal said.
“Let’s hope he meets [Mallorcan] Jaume [Munar] in the final.”
In more news, tennis legend Rod Laver has called for Nick Kyrgios to be suspended from the ATP tour on the basis of the consistently bad behavior he has displayed. The 26-year-old Kyrgios has, on multiple occasions, shown signs of outburst during games and set a very poor example for kids watching the game.
“Whatever they have done hasn’t worked so far, so maybe a suspension is the only answer,” Rod Laver told The Sydney Morning Herald in a recent interview.
“I’m not sure he’s learned anything from any of the things that have gone on.”
“Nick is Nick, unfortunately,” Laver said. “He could have been, or still could become, a world champion because of his serving ability, his game.