Nick Kyrgios criticizes Melbourne for not handing training court ahead of Tokyo



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Nick Kyrgios criticizes Melbourne for not handing training court ahead of Tokyo

Nick Kyrgios complained on Instagram because he and Thanasi Kokkinakis were not able to find an indoor court to train on for one hour in "the biggest tennis academy in the world", located in Melbourne, even though they won the Australian Open.

"Here for a day of training in Melbourne and unable to get a court!!? Nothing has changed. When are you going to start prioritizing players??? Just to be clear. We won the Australian Open and we cannot get 1 indoor court for 1 hour," Kyrgios said on one of his Instagram Stories.

"Took us over 1 hour to get a court, but level was always high and the competitive juices were flowing," Kyrgios followed.

Kyrgios beat friend Kokkinakis at US Open

Nick Kyrgios revealed that his match against good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis was one of the most unpleasant he has ever had to play.

Kyrgios defeated Kokkinakis 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the US Open in front of a sold-out Arthur Ashe Stadium. Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have been close since childhood and Kyrgios revealed he tried not to look at Kokkinakis during the match.

"Probably one of the most uncomfortable matches I've played in my career. I feel like we both had a game plan. We know our games so well. From the get-go, I was trying to block out his body and just play the tennis ball," Kyrgios said, via the ATP website.

"I was really trying not to look at him at all. I felt like that kind of helped me." By beating Kokkinakis, Kyrgios achieved a milestone as he now has 200 wins on the main level. "To play one of probably my best friends after Serena's possible last match, with a record-breaking attendance, it's insane," Kyrgios said.

"A night I'm never going to forget. My 200th win as well. A couple accolades today. It was good."