VIDEO: Bernard Tomic serves underarm tweener on match point against Nick Kyrgios
The Bernard Tomic-Nick Kyrgios match was always going to give us at least one talking point with the former delivering the goods.
The two controversial Australians squared off for the first time in their professional careers as they came up against each other at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday.
And world No 85 Tomic emerged victorious as he won the exhibition match 6-3, 6-4 in just 45 minutes.
He won it by serving underarm.
— BeyondTheGameTV (@BeyondTheGameAU) January 9, 2019
However, not everyone was happy with the tennis they produced.
Watching Kyrgios v Tomic at the @KooyongClassic… it’s an absolute joke. I’m paying money to be here and the two idiots aren’t giving two shits. It’s an exhibition match but you can still bet on it… How this isn’t match fixing is beyond me. Get these two off the circuit.
— Georgie Parker (@georgieparker) January 9, 2019
Kyrgios was full of praise for Tomic after the match.
“I don’t think there has ever been a player like BT,” Kyrgios he told SBS.
“It is great to see him back out here as I know he was going through some rough times.
“He won a title last year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see.”
In other matches, world No 7 Marin Cilic beat Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson 6-3, 4-6, 15-13 while China’s Shuai Peng secured a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3, 6-4.
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