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Nick Kyrgios backs Bernard Tomic after he’s left off list of Queensland’s greatest


For all his troubles at the moment Nick Kyrgios is always the first person to back up his friends and that was evident again after Bernard Tomic was not included in a list of the Australian state’s best players put forward by well know tennis coach Darren Cahill


Nicky Kyrgios has taken offence to the list of greatest tennis players from Queensland after his friend Tomic was left out and Scott Draper was included.

The list was put together by Darren Cahill, a celebrated tennis coach who reached a career high ranking of 22 when competing on the ATP Tour from 1984 – 1995. Cahill’s original list of greats included other current players such as Ashleigh Barty but didn’t include Bernard Tomic. The list did however included left hander Scott Draper.

Nick Kyrgios was very quick to respond on Twitter that he thought Tomic should have been on the list and that he was “8 times the player of Draper”. Earlier Thanasi Kokkinakis had pointed out that Tomic was left off the list and Cahill had been quick to reply making out it was an error to leave Tomic off the list. But this didn’t deter Kyrgios when he responded.


Tomic is currently ranked 101 in thew world having been as high as 17 in 2016 but a string a injuries and match losses have left him struggling to return to his previous high ranking on the Tour. So far this year he’s played 17 tournaments and only managed 3 wins in main events of ATP tournaments.

Nick Kyrgios suffered a defeat to Felix Auger-Aliassime last week at Queen’s Club and then to rub salt into the wound he received a considerable financial fine for unsportsmanlike conduct on a number of occasions during his matches.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.