May 14, 2022 6:04 pm

Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios denounced an attempted assault after a match

In a new chapter of this escandaloso Australia Open, the store Nick Kyrgios denounced in their networks attempted assault by the coach and physical trainer of the Serbian duo made up of Pavic and Mektic, with whom he had previously faced.

According to the tennis player, the match would have taken place after the match in which Kyrgios and Kokkinakis beat the Serbs 6-7 and 3-6, when both coaches came to him to challenge him to a fight in the locker room.

“I just want to inform you that after yesterday’s doubles slam fest, my opponents’ coach and trainer they proceeded to threaten me with a fight in the players gym. Tennis is a soft sport.”, wrote the Australian in his networks. He also uploaded some photos of the tense moment.

Nick Kyrgios and his partner Thanasi Kokkinakis and the greeting with Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic after winning their second round doubles matchDarrian Traynor – Getty Images AsiaPac

The conflict would have broken out after Kyrgios hit one of his rivals with a ball, which generated the disgust of the technical team of the Serbs.

Far from toning down, after the Serbs also criticized the Australian public, Kyrgios commented: “A full stadium to watch a doubles match. 7,000 people. What you do not understand? Give the people what they want.”

This is not the first time that the Australian tennis player has gotten into trouble. His history of fights and controversial episodes, on and off the field of play, is extensive: they range from breaking 3 rackets in 10 seconds or falling asleep in the middle of a match to declaring that he beat Rafael Nadal with a hangover.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis celebrate their victory
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis celebrate their victoryDarrian Traynor – Getty Images AsiaPac

Adding to the claim made a few days ago by the Russian Daniil Medvedev, the doubles player Mate Pavic, champion of the last Olympic Games and Wimbledon, denounced the disrespectful attitude of the Australian public during the match.

“They are very noisy. Obviously they cheer for the Aussies but I’m sure the local tennis players wouldn’t mind if they showed more respect for their opponents.”

Days ago, Medvedev witnessed an unfortunate event, after the public booed him several times in the pause between his first and second serves during the match in which he was victorious, also in front of Nick Kyrgios.

Russian Daniil Medvedev showed his discontent after being booed by the Australian public.
Russian Daniil Medvedev showed his discontent after being booed by the Australian public.MICHAEL ERREY-AFP

On that occasion, the main candidate to win the contest took advantage of the interview in the Court to show his annoyance: “I was hoping you guys would be a little nicer to me…it’s disappointing. Not everyone did it, but those who did probably have low IQs.”

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