Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios spat: ‘Why you throwing cheap shots Nicky boy? This is all childish’
There appears to be no end to the feud between Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgis with yet more accusations and name calling in papers and on social media.
After months of silence, the duo hit the headlines again in May when Tomic joked that he has always been Kyrgios’ “idol” and his compatriot has “always been in my shadows growing up”.
The reply from Kyrgios was brutal as he called the 29-year-old “the most hated athlete in Australia”, but he was then challenged to a boxing match and told to “put your money where your mouth is”.
Tomic added: “I’ll dominate you one-on-one. To not make excuses, I’ll even play you on grass, whenever you want.”
Naturally, the 27-year-old turned down the boxing bout as he had “bigger fish to fry”.
But Kyrgios also spoke to The Daily Telegraph about his spat with Tomic.
“He’s not relevant anymore, he’s not good anymore, and he’s obviously got money issues. For someone who actually tried to stand up for him before and actually try and help him out … my family helped him out before. I paid for his flights back from Shanghai because he had no money,” he said.
“First of all, I don’t know who’s going to put the million dollars for him because he’s dead broke. Second of all, I have bigger fish to fry. I’m trying to get ready for Wimbledon and the US Open. But one day if it happens I want 95 per cent of the cut because no one is watching it for him anymore.
“I’m making millions of dollars right now… tournaments are still paying me €50,000 (AU$74,000) just to show up. I don’t need to get in the ring, I’m not desperate.
“I’m a professional tennis player, still playing at the highest level of sport. Bernard is not.”
Tomic has since taking to Instagram to poked fun at Kyrgios with a a video and then hit back after he was accused of being “dead broke”.
“Seriously … WTF. Why you throwing cheap shots Nicky boy,” he wrote in an Instagram Story.
“Yes you helped me out in Shanghai when we were mates playing doubles together. I lost my wallet, and I paid you back. Big deal (laughing emoji).
“The same thing happened to you in Atlanta. I paid your way when you lost your card, which, if I was petty like you, you’d still owe me. But I don’t go telling the papers this.
“This is all childish.
“My offer still stands bro. Step up or shut up.”
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