Nick Kyrgios Australian Open 2022

“F**k you media” – Kyrgios slams Australian team mates in expletive fuelled rant

Nick Kyrgios has told fellow Australian tennis player Max Purcell to ‘figure out how to play the big points better’ after beating him in the Australian Open men’s doubles final

Aussie bad boy nick Kyrgios has defended himself on social media by laying into his opponent from the doubles final in Melbourne that he sensationally won partnering his friend and Australian Davis Cup teammate Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Kyrgios is seemingly upset by the media suggesting he made negative comments about Ash Barty and also about comments made by Max Purcell, one of the players he beat to win his first Grand Slam title.

Kyrgios said “F**k you media. I said nothing disrespectful to Ash Barty. All I said was that when people watch me around the world the stadiums are full, I grew up with Ash and always knew her potential.

As for Max Purcell you donut. Next time you lose a Slam final you should just put your head down and try to figure out how to play the big points better. No need to slate other Aussies in the media because people would rather watch paint dry than your serve and volley game style.”

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis strolled to victory in the men’s doubles at the 2022 Australian Open without losing a set and entertained the fans along the way with their exciting style of play and on court antics.

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