Nick Kyrgios hit back at Bernard Tomic for claiming he was the better player of the two but added that wishes nothing but the best to Tomic. Tomic said Kyrgios is a good player but he is better and acknowledged that he beat Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic in 2019.
It didn't take long for six-time ATP champion Kyrgios to respond. Kyrgios acknowledged that he has at least one win over each member of the Big Three group. “Where people play exhibitions - and yes he did beat me there once,” Kyrgios said on Instagram..
“But to say that he’s better? I have more titles. I don’t think he has any big scalp to his name, no Rafa, no Federer no Djokovic. To say that he’s better than me, it’s a bit of a stretch. “But we all know what BT’s capable of and I wish him the best.
“I ain’t no jealous person, I want success for everyone — so BT, we know what you are capable of brother, let’s see it”.
“I miss that sort of feeling”.
The comments Tomic made about Kyrgios
“Obviously Nick is a good player, probably top six or seven servers in the world.
Obviously beat him in Kooyong 6-3 6-4," Tomic said on Instagram. “Because I train with him I pick where he’s serving and I know where he’s at so that style doesn’t really bother me”. Asked who was better in their prime, Tomic replied with a thumbs up and cheeky grin: “I still am”.
Kyrgios has wins over each member of the Big Three but recently he admitted he is not driven or passionate as they are. “I love the game but I'm not passionate or driven as they are. They're like once in a generation, once in a decade athletes," Kyrgios noted.
"There's no chance that [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal or Novak [Djokovic] or [Andy] Murray doesn't love it."