Nick Kyrgios has as soon as once more engaged in a disagreement, this time along with his longstanding adversary Boris Becker.
The Australian tennis participant, who spent a lot of the earlier season sidelined attributable to knee and wrist surgical procedures, has formally withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open, missing each ATP factors and rating.
Becker, who has coached Holger Rune since October, beforehand referred to Kyrgios as a “rat” after the latter criticized Alexander Zverev for attending a celebration throughout the pandemic.
The German coach urged Kyrgios to indicate respect for tennis legends who laid the groundwork for the game’s monetary success.
“It is easy, you need to respect the previous of our sport, along with publicly thanking the previous gamers,” Becker advised Eurosport.
“You have to be grateful that they existed: with out them, the tennis circus wouldn’t live on, there have by no means been so many financial prizes and there has by no means been as a lot publicity as there may be in the present day. Why? For the legends of this sport.
“All these gamers made it potential for Nick Kyrgios to not play tennis all yr spherical and that, even so, he could make a dwelling with this sport”
Kyrgios’s response to Becker
Responding to Becker‘s feedback, the Canberra-born participant has not held again, calling Becker “ridiculous” and quipping about not seeing him on Netflix.
“Bro what… I have been one of many FEW PLAYERS which have introduced million extra followers to the game and have made extra money for everybody,” Kyrgios famous.
“NETFLIX…. Do not keep in mind seeing Boris on there, man is ridiculous. I’ve made my profession off the court docket with out the assistance of the others.”