“Bad Boy” Nick Kyrgios is causing another sensation. During a game, Zverev’s next opponent insults a colleague. This one shoots back.
“Bad Boy” Nick Kyrgios has once again caused a tennis battle – even though he wasn’t even on the court himself.
The Australian dropped an insulting tweet against his countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis’ opponent Fernando Verdasco during the Miami game.
“I hope TK wins this match. Verdasco is a very bitter guy. He must be frustrated by his past results against Australians.”
When Kyrgios noticed that the tweet attracted the attention of many people and he received some bad news for it, the 22-year-old erased the tweet again.
But in the Internet one can never completely delete once posted – some users had already made screenshots of his Tweets and so also Verdasco got wind of the thing after his match.
“@NickKyrgios: “When you have the courage to insult another player in a tweet, you have to have it yourself so as not to delete it,” the Spaniard twittered.
About half an hour later Kyrios reacted again and wrote: “I would have honestly said it also in Fernando’s face. I erased my last tweet because I didn’t want to attract attention. “Thank you for blocking, I’m sure that will take a lot of courage.”
Apparently Verdasco had blocked the Australian on Twitter shortly after his message.
Verdasco won the match against Kokkinakis in the third set in the tiebreak. Kyrgios is also in the round of 16 at the ATP tournament in Miami, where he will meet the German Alexander Zverev.