Tennis Today: A bumper Nick Kyrgios edition with a sprinkle of Andy Murray news

Nick Kyrgios in action

It’s a Nick Kyrgios-heavy Tennis Today edition, but we do have a bit about Andy Murray and something from Amazon Prime.

What’s on the site
Nick Kyrgios dominates and we are not really sure where to start.

Let’s go back to the day before all the drama unfolded when Kyrgios did an interview with the No Challenges Podcast and branded Rafael Nadal “super salty” and “lacking respect”.

In the same interview he said also had this to say about Novak Djokovic: “I just feel like he’s got a sick obsession with wanting to be liked.”

Now we can finally move onto his latest court outburst as he smashed a racket, threw a chair and the match against Casper Ruud.

Roger Federer, though, doesn’t feel Kyrgios should be suspended.

However, Casper Ruud feels differently.

And in non-Kyrgios related news, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all advanced at the Italian Open.

On the WTA Tour side, Naomi Osaka, Kiki Bertens, Victoria Azarenka and Johanna Konta are all in the quarter-final in Rome.

And in news not related to the tennis courts, Andy Murray officially became a Sir on Thursday.

What’s in the news
The Lawn Tennis Association has announced losses of £8.8m “in latest accounts after loss of long-term Aegon sponsorship” reports The Telegraph.

Also in The Telegraph (subscription), Oliver Brown wants to know “What exactly is self-styled tennis renegade Nick Kyrgios rebelling against?”

In another massive coup for Amazon Prime Video, the streaming service has acquired the broadcasting rights for the WTA Tour.

So reports Mike Dickson from the Daily Mail.

“Tennis staff at BT Sport have been informed by email that they will not be showing the main WTA circuit after this season, with the broadcasting arm of the online retail behemoth taking over.”

What’s on social media
Here’s Andy Murray getting knighted.

Proud mother Judy after Andy’s knighthood.

Among all the chaos on Thursday, Kyrgios took time out to congratulate Murray.

Here are some of the Kyrgios antics.

And more.

And more.

Kyrgios also sees the lighter side of things.

More from Liam Broady.

And for something other than Kyrgios and Murray, step up Juan Martin del Potro.

What’s on TV
ATP Rome
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

WTA Rome
LIVE – BT Sport 3