Felix Auger-Aliassime savages Nick Kyrgios after controversial Queen’s clash

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Felix Auger-Aliassime has savaged Nick Kyrgios, saying he is not a person with whom he ever wants to be associated on any level.

The pair met at Queen’s this week, where Auger-Aliassime got to witness Kyrgios’ volatile nature for himself, with the Australian repeatedly ranting at officials and even threw his racket off the court after he lost the match.

Kyrgios’ nature splits opinion between those who value the entertainment of his controversial ways and those who deride it, and Auger-Aliassime has declared himself firmly in the latter – despite being an admirer of his talents.

“I think he’s a good tennis player, but I could never be friends or close to a person like that,’ he told Tennis Life Media.

“Beyond that, if I wasn’t a tennis player – for example, if we knew each other at school or whatever – he’s not someone I would be friends with or hang out with.

“So you have to look at two things. There’s the tennis player, and there’s the person. I don’t really feel like associating with a person like that.’

“All I have to say, really, about a person like that is that I admire what he does on the court. He’s a very good player. His tennis qualities are incredible.”

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