Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios took a flight from the legend Lleyton Hewitt – less than 24 hours after he declared that there was no problem between the couple.
The Australian star Kyrgios initially refused to weigh on the dormant feud between Bernard Tomic and Hewitt when he was asked on Tuesday.
In a devastating eruption Tomic had previously claimed that Hewitt preferred certain players, including Alex de Minaur, to others in his role as captain of the Australian Davis Cup.
Kyrgios had just been bundled from the first round of the Australian Open – his worst performance ever at the tournament – when he was asked about Tomic's comments and if he had a personal gap with Hewitt.
& # 39; Not really, & # 39; Kyrgios said.
A few hours later, Kyrgios went to Instagram to make a recording on Hewitt, in imitation of Tomic's claim of favoritism.
Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios (photo) took a flight from the legend Lleyton Hewitt – although he insisted a day earlier there was no problem between them
The Australian star Kyrgios initially refused to weigh on the slumbering feud between Bernard Tomic and Hewitt (pictured with his wife Bec) when he was asked on Tuesday
& # 39; Who is (sic) match is he watching? & # 39; Kyrgios posted on Instagram with a picture of Hewitt at the tournament, with a poll with two answers: & # 39; Demon & # 39; (the nickname of the Minor) & # 39; or & # 39; Nobody else & # 39;
& # 39; Who is (sic) match is he watching? & # 39; Kyrgios posted on Instagram with a picture of Hewitt at the tournament, with a poll with two answers: & # 39; Demon & # 39; (the nickname of the Minor) & # 39; or & # 39; Nobody else & # 39 ;.
At the same time, Australian players John Millman and Matt Ebden also played matches at the Australian Open.
Kyrgios has since removed the message.
In a heated press conference on Monday night, Tomic unloaded at Hewitt and questioned his motives for taking over the Davis Cup team.
& # 39; It's all Lleyton. I'm going to say it honestly – nobody likes it anymore, "Tomic said after losing his first round of the Australian Open.
He claimed that players like Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis no longer wanted to play the Davis Cup under Hewitt.
In a heated press conference on Monday night, Tomic (photo) unloaded at Hewitt and questioned his motives for taking over the Davis Cup team
In the meantime Kyrgios also got back to critics of himself. Tomic and fellow Australian young cannon Kokkinakis
The candid star then took the explosive accusations a step further by accusing Hewitt of promoting the Australian talent for his own personal financial gain.
& # 39; All these guys who have wildcards (to the Australian Open) are under a system … [Marc] Polmans, Bolty (Alex Bolt), Jordan Thompson, "claimed Tomic.
& # 39; They are all under Lleyton's wing under the management company. It is all conflicts of interest. And then he is in Davis Cup and he does the wrong and everyone leaves. & # 39;
While he described Hewitt as an incredible champion, Tomic said it was time for a new Australian Davis Cup captain.
& # 39; The legacy of Lleyton and his tennis speaks for itself. But what he is doing now is wrong, "he said.
In a radio section on Sportsday on Wednesday, AFL legend Gerard Healy and tennis coach Roger Rasheed revealed the performance of the trio
I hope he gets moved and that we can go back to a good captain.
& # 39; He plays Davis Cup – I thought he was retired. & # 39;
Tomic went so far as to challenge Hewitt to come one meter away from me if he is a man & # 39 ;.
His short press conference was then ended abruptly by a tournament leader.
"Have fun with it," Tomic told reporters when he left.
Tomic said he was willing to talk to Hewitt properly – but only through Skype, instead of meeting face-to-face.
Tennis performance director Wally Masur suggested that the couple should talk to each other to resolve their differences.
Tomic said he was willing to talk well with Hewitt – but only through Skype, instead of meeting face-to-face
Tomic said he was open to the idea – but there was a catch.
& # 39; Yes (but) I am on the Gold Coast, & # 39; he said to the Herald Sun, adding that he was going to participate, but only on Skype & # 39 ;.
Mr. Masur said he wanted the couple to solve their problems.
& # 39; What I want to escape is the public tennis game between Bernie and Lleyton played in the media, & # 39; he said.
In response to Tomic's criticism, Hewitt said that it's Bernie who is Bernie who loses and continues and complains & # 39;
In the meantime Kyrgios also got back to critics of himself. Tomic and fellow Australian young cannon Kokkinakis.
In a radio segment on Sportsday on Wednesday, AFL legend Gerard Healy and tennis coach Roger Rasheed failed to discover the performances of the trio.
Kyrgios hit back on Twitter and said that Healy and Rasheel had no idea
Healy said that Kokkinakis had bad footwork when he said Kyrgios & # 39; had to wake up & # 39 ;.
Kyrgios hit back on Twitter and said Healy and Rasheel & # 39; no idea & # 39; had.
& # 39; It is comical [that] people like you have an opinion about us. Your men are anything but athletes, so what about concentrating on your own self. No credibility, "tweet Kyrgios.
& # 39; Would you please explain the similarities between AFL and tennis? Keep your mouth shut or close your mouth.
& # 39;[Roger Rasheed] you should be ashamed. & # 39;