Nick Kyrgios hits out at ATP Tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi and calls him a ‘potato’ in social media rant

Nick Kyrgios raging PA

Nick Kyrgios has accused ATP Tour President Andrea Gaudenzi of not looking after players during the tennis hiatus, referring to him as a ‘potato’ on social media.

After more than three months on an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ATP Tour announced a revised schedule on Wednesday with the sport set to return on August 14 with the US Open to start on August 31 with no fans.

“It has been a truly collaborative effort and we hope to add more events to the calendar as the situation evolves,” Gaudenzi said in a statement.

“I would like to recognise our tournaments’ efforts to operate during these challenging times, as well as our players who will be competing under different conditions.”

However, world No 40 Kyrgios was furious with the decision and, after earlier in the week accusing officials being “selfish” for pushing ahead with the US Open, he took aim at Gaudenzi.

“Cheers mate, you’ve really looked after the players during this time. Seriously 🤦🏽♂️ fk me, how about you have a collaborative effort with us, potato,” the Australian wrote on Twitter.

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