Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has told Bernard Tomic that he is still a professional tennis player and added he needs to return to the main level events if he wants to get a shot at him. After exchanging insults on Instagram, Tomic made a one-million dollar challenge to Kyrgios as he is 100 percent sure that he is better than Kyrgios.
“I’ll put up a million and you put up a million, let’s see who is the better player,” Tomic told the Gold Coast Bulletin. “Let the public see who is better for once and for all. I’ve beaten you easy before and I’ll do it again.
Plus we’ll play on grass so you don’t make any excuses. Anywhere, anytime”.
Kyrgios responds to Tomic's challenge
Tomic, a former world No. 17, is now ranked just outside the top-400 and he hasn't played in any ATP Tour events this year.
“I’m just going to give you a quick video to kill this Bernard Tomic v Nick Kyrgios type talk,” Kyrgios said in an Instagram Story. “I woke up this morning and I saw he challenged me to a boxing match, put your money where your mouth is or accept that I am better.
Big T, I’m still playing on the tour, my brother. I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I am actually in a grass-court training block right now preparing for tournaments. Wimbledon and then US Open swing. I understand you’re at that Future and Challenger level right now but if you want to play me and you want to set this straight, just get back to the top of the sport.
I’m right here, I’m not going anywhere. I still feel that I’m elite. I’m still beating some of the best in the world quite easily. So I’ll be waiting for you and if you’re capable of playing a decent level of tennis, you’ll show that.
There’s no need to go through the media (and) use my name to get relevant again. Let’s just see your results, stop living in the past and let’s play each other on the main tour”.