Nick Kyrgios slammed Max Purcell for the comments he made after the Australian Open doubles final. Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis handed a 7-5 6-4 loss to Purcell and Matt Ebden to win their maiden Grand Slam title. Purcell claimed after the match that he and Ebden kept it respectful during the match but Kyrgios and Kokkinakis didn't.
“All I’m saying is the way those boys are acting is extremely disrespectful to their opponents. I’m playing with good sportsmanship and having a good time. Not having the crowd yell profanity at my opponents and purposely distracting them in between points," Purcell said after the match.
Kyrgios responds to Purcell's comments
"As for Max Purcell, you donut, regarding your comments after the match, you clearly have no idea about entertainment and sport, If you you haven't noticed there's a reason why people actually come to my matches, it's because the level and my game are actually worth watching," Kyrgios said in an Instagram Story.
"Next time you lose another Slam final, you should just put your head down and try to figure out how to to play the big points better, no need to slate other Aussies in the media because people would rather watch paint dry than your S&V game style."
Kyrgios said he and Kokkinakis will never forget winning a Grand Slam together. “I owe it to Kokk, the way he came out this summer and won that tournament, and I'm not gonna ruin like -- we don't know how many Oz Opens we're going to play in the future due to injury or just deciding not to play,” Kyrgios exclaimed.
“There was too much on it to do everything I could to play and play well, and look what happened. This is a memory that we are never going to forget. We are going to grow old, and we're always going to, Remember that time we rolled off the couch and just won Oz Open? Honestly."