The Australian Nick Kyrgios assured that, after his victory in the second round of the Australian Open doubles modality together with his compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis over the Croatians and main favorites Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic , the coach and coach of the Balkans threatened him with start a fight for having involuntarily hit his pupils with a ball during the crash.
“Just to inform you, yesterday after making double mincemeat the trainer and coach of our rivals proceeded with a threat. Tennis is a soft sport, all because I moved and hit them with a tennis ball,” he posted on his Twitter account.
For his part, the doubles player Pavic , champion of the last Olympic Games and Wimbledon , denounced the disrespectful attitude of the brand new Kia Arena, in the same way that the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2) did after his victory in the second round against Kyrgios himself in Center Court Rod Laver Arena.
“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.”
Medvedev , the main candidate for the title, sent a similar message after their last clash. “You should show more respect for Jim. What cannot be is that they make noise between the first and the second serve”, argued the Muscovite after questioning the “IQ” of those who booed him between serve and serve.
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