Nick Kyrgios taunts rival Casper Ruud after win: ‘I hear no talking now. F****** none’

Nick Kyrgios puts on a show

Nick Kyrgios made light of low ATP Ranking as he brushed aside Casper Ruud at Indian Wells and then reignited his rivalry with the Norwegian during his post-match celebrations.

The duo have not always seen eye-to-eye as Ruud described the Australian as an “idiot” after he was expelled from the Italian Open a few years ago for throwing a chair onto the court.

Kyrgios was never going to take the comment lying down as he wrote on Twitter: “I would appreciate you saying it to my face. I’m sure you wouldn’t run your mouth so much after that. Until then I will continue to rather watch paint dry than watch you play tennis, boring af.”

Naturally plenty of fireworks were expected when the pair clashed in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Ruud was the favourite yet Kyrgios, who has slumped to outside the world top 120, dominated from start to finish against the world No 8, winning 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 16 minutes.

The Australian broke in the opening game and then wrapped up then wrapped up the set on the third set point in game 10 while a break in game three of the second set was enough for the win.

After the match the 26-year-old was heard shouting: “I hear no talking now. None. F…… none.”

Kyrgios will face Jannik Sinner for a place in the quarter-final after the 10th seeded Italian defeated Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-4.