Nick Kyrgios Defends Bernard Tomic’s Matchpoint Tank
by Tom Gainey | May 10th, 2016, 2:26 pm
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What’s the saying, birds of a feather flock together. Even when they don’t like each other. Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic are already at odds after Tomic called out his countryman over his withdrawal from the Davis Cup earlier this year.

But now, instead of ripping into Tomic for his actions, or lack therof, in his infamous feeble attempt down matchpoint against Fabio Fognini last week, Kyrgios is coming to his defense.

“I haven’t really been hanging out with Bernard or speak to him too much,” Kyrgios said. “I don’t really know what his injury was or what was going on. I’m sure something is not right. You know, he doesn’t obviously want to push it I think a couple weeks out from the French. I mean, that’s the main target, and obviously Wimbledon following after.”

And he went on.

“It’s not easy playing Fabio on clay,” Kyrgios said. “It’s Bernard’s least preferred surface. I’m sure he competed nearly every other point in the match. I don’t really know what he was doing, but that one point he gets scorched for when he probably tried his heart out the rest of the match.”

So is their rift over? What isn’t is their act might cost them a spot on the Australian Olympic team if they don’t improve their behavior.

“If you don’t want to pick me or Bernard, you know, there are plenty of others you can pick to represent your country, as well<” Kyrgios said. “If you don’t want two of the best players in Australia to represent your country, so be it.”


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