By Alberto Amalfi | Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Nick Kyrgios will not be snubbed in silence.
On Monday night time in Melbourne, Ash Barty was honored with the Newcombe Medal awarded yearly to Australia’s prime tennis participant.
Kyrgios partnered Thanasi Kokkinakis to win the Australian Open doubles title and battled by to his maiden main singles last at Wimbledon.
Former world No. 1 Barty, who ended Australia’s 44-year AO title drought profitable the Australian Open earlier than abruptly retiring, scored solely 14 match wins in 2022 however nonetheless beat out Kyrgios to gather her fifth consecutive Newcombe Medal.
Commenting on a graphic evaluating his 2022 stats to Barty’s, Kyrgios didn’t maintain again on being bypassed.
“LOL. No respect at all,” Kyrgios posted on social media.
“I don’t give a f**k.”
The feedback got here a couple of week after Kyrgios advised the AAP if Australian followers embraced him extra, then maybe he’d play Davis Cup.
The Wimbledon finalist says he’s felt an absence of respect from Australian followers and officers and advised the Australian Associated Press possibly if followers embraced him a bit extra, he’d not solely play the competitors, he’d convey Davis Cup house.
“Maybe if Australia embraced me a little bit more, I would play it and bring home the trophy,” Kyrgios advised AAP. “But who knows?”
Kyrgios mentioned if Aussies need him to play so badly, then present some assist and cease with the fixed criticism.
“It’s not always easy for me to erase everything in Australia that’s said negatively about me or my family,” Kyrgios advised AAP. “You don’t need that—so it’s interesting that they really want me to play, but are always criticizing.”
Kyrgios, who final performed Davis Cup again in 2019, owns an 11-5 singles report in Davis Cup competitors.
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