Doubles World No.1 Pavic hits out at Kyrgios: "A clown and an idiot, he doesn't respect his opponents"
Pavic said that while this is the case, he believes Kyrgios does right for the sport by attracting new fans to doubles who will follow him no matter what.
"However Kyrgios is, he has done something good for doubles. He showed that people come to watch him, no matter whether he plays singles or doubles. He showed that by playing doubles you can fill a stadium," Pavic said on Sport Klub's Wish & Go podcast.
"The fans were not fair. If is difficult to play in these conditions against Kokkinakis and especially Kyrgios, who is -- to be politically correct, a clown and an idiot.
"He gets away with a lot and he doesn't respect his opponents. On the one hand we have a player like Monfils, who is a showman, who respects his opponents and is interesting for the fans; and (then there is) Kyrgios (who) is full of disrespect and an ordinary clown. But obviously he has his fans who come to watch him."