Boris Becker known as Nick Kyrgios a “rat”. Kyrgios stated Becker was a “doughnut”.
After 3 months of next to no drama due to coronavirus and at the week Wimbledon ought to happen to be starting, everyone is possibly only getting a bit tetchy from the tennis world.
It revealed when Becker and Kyrgios participated in a war of words Twitter on Tuesday dawn, together with Becker seemingly taking offence Kyrgios’ complaint of Alexander Zverev.
Earlier this week, Kyrgios said world number seven Zverev had been “selfish” after a video emerged of Becker’s fellow German seemingly partying despite stating he had been self-isolating was connected with different infected gamers.
Zverev played Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour and numerous players, such as world number one Djokovic, tested positive for coronavirus.
In that an expletive-packed rant he published on social networking, Kyrgios stated Zverev ought to”at least have the audacity [sic] to remain indoors for 14 times”.
But it seems six-time Grand Slam winner Becker was not overly impressed with all the Australian.
Here’s how it unfolded:
Becker: “Don’t like no #rats ! Anybody telling off fellow sportsman/woman is no friend of mine! Look yourself in the mirror and think you’re better than us…@NickKyrgios”
Kyrgios: “For goodness sake Boris, I’m not competing or trying to throw anyone under the bus. It’s a global pandemic and if someone is as idiotic as Alex to do what he has done, I’ll call him out for it. Simple.”
Becker: “We all live in the pandemic called Covid-19! It’s terrible and it killed too many lives…we should protect our families/loved ones and follow the guidelines but still don’t like #rats.”
Kyrgios: “Rats? For holding someone accountable? Strange way to think of it champion, I’m just looking out for people. WHEN my family and families all over the world have respectfully done the right thing. And you have a goose waving his arms around, imma say something.”
“@TheBorisBecker is a bigger doughnut than I thought. Can hit a volley, obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed though.”
The movie of Zverev apparently cheered was published on Instagram by German designer Philipp Plein and afterwards deleted. There wasn’t any sign once the movie was taken.
It’s maybe not the first time that Kyrgios – therefore frequently referred to as ‘ tennis”poor boy’ – has spoken out throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
In May, he explained the United States Tennis Association was being “selfish” by intending to stage the US Open from 31 August.
“I’ll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for two weeks on my return,” he explained.
He then criticised Djokovic’s choice to conduct the Adria Tour cancel the pandemic since “bone-headed”.
But back to Tuesday dawn, also Becker was not finished just yet. He went more private, advocating Kyrgios to “fulfil his potential” on courtroom.
“I really would like to see @NickKyrgios fulfil his potential and win a Grand Slam!” he explained.
“He are an amazing role model to get the childhood of the world addressing the problems of equality/race/heritage!
“Man up friend and send!”