Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios is now being shunned by his fellow peers. Last night at a charity event at John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York City, the troubled Australian was paired with Rafael Nadal. That is until Nadal decided he wanted nothing to do with sharing the same side of the court with Kyrgios.
The event organizer had to replace Nadal with Kyrgios’s countryman and Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt. The two played singles while Kyrgios teamed with McEnroe to play Patrick McEnroe and Jonas Bjorkman.
“The reality is he’s been saying inappropriate things, maybe not as bad as what he said to Wawrinka, but similar things not even under his breath to the crowd, making comments like that,” Patrick McEnroe told the Post. “That’s got to stop or else he’s going to have a very, very difficult time on the tennis court because it’s hard to live that life, travel around with the same players. You have to at least respect them and treat them appropriately on the court, otherwise you’re going to be in for a real tough, long ride.”
Hope for a good US Open faded when Krygios drew World No. 3 and 2012 champion Andy Murray in the first round. Nadal didn’t have much luck either as he’ll meet rising 18-year-old Borna Coric.
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