Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is known much for his straight-forward and shrewd responses. Following a heated battle with tennis great Boris Becker over a few months, Nick has again ridiculed him for changing his attitude towards him within a year. Kyrgios posted a Tweet taking a dig at the former World number one.
Nick tweeted, “He’s gone from wanting to coach me, obviously for his desperate need of a pay check, to hating on my Instagram. Strange world we live in.”
The tweet was in response to a comment Boris Becker had made on Kyrgios’s Instagram Post. Nick Kyrgios had posted on Instagram a picture of his during practice and his caption read “Different Breed.”
Becker commented sarcastically on Kyrgios’s post saying “In your dreams.”
The comment by Boris did not go down well with Kyrgios and he immediately reacted and gave a reply in typical Kyrgios fashion. Kyrgios replied to Becker saying “Hating like a little groupie. Lingering around like a bad smell, maybe hoping to get more likes and follows. Unfortunately never be as influential.”
When did the Kyrgios-Becker spat start?
Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker have been hurling insults at each other ever since the Adria Tour in Serbia which was organized by Novak Djokovic. Kyrgios criticised tennis players including US Open 2020 finalist, Alexander Zverev for participating in the Adria Tour in times of such crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Boris Becker lashed out at Kyrgios calling him a “rat” for his comments on the Adria Tour. In response, Kyrgios called Becker a “Doughnut”.
While the US Open 2020 was going on Boris Becker lashed out at Kyrgios calling him a loudspeaker for always criticizing players and speaking unnecessarily. Nick Kyrgios is one of those personalities who will not stay silent and will give it back to anyone who takes a dig at him.
‘Desperate need of a paycheck,’ Kyrgios recalls the time when Becker wanted to coach him
Nick Kyrgios has ridiculed Becker’s desire to coach him a year ago to now hating him on Instagram. Boris Becker in 2019 had revealed his desire to coach Nick Kyrgios saying that, “I would like to coach him! I think that would be cool, such a player who is not coachable. Whether I have to do this to me is another question, but if I just want to live my passion for tennis, he would be the hottest player.”
Becker, who has also coached Djokovic earlier in his career, stated in an interview that he would prefer coaching Nick Kyrgios over Alexander Zverev saying, “On good days he will beat Federer, he can beat Nadal, he has defeated Djokovic. However, the consistency, the continuity, the discipline is missing. It is the job of the coach to tell him that it’s worth it – you can live it by winning – even more than before.”