Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has once again expressed his anger over being overlooked for the 2022 Newcombe Medal. The 27-year-old believes that he was cheated by Tennis Australia as they gave the award to Ashleigh Barty.
Barty retired in early 2022 after winning the Australian Open crown in Melbourne, adding to her 2021 Wimbledon and 2019 French Open titles. Kyrgios, who too had an excellent 2022 season, claimed that he was disrespected.
Ashleigh Barty defeats Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur to win fifth consecutive Newcombe Medal
Kyrgios won the doubles crown in Australia alongside compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis and even reached the final at Wimbledon in singles. He took to his Instagram Stories to express his disappointment over losing out to Barty.
"Lol! No respect at all. I don't give a f*ck," Kyrgios wrote.
Tennis fans were not pleased by the reaction of the controversial Aussie. They gave their own reactions on Reddit and called Nick Kyrgios a 'selfish' and 'delusional t**t.'
"A decent person would be Nick posting this image congratulating Ash and saying something about how she makes Australia proud and/or wishing her the best. But of course, Nick is a selfish and delusional t**t. These man-babies need to grow up!" wrote a fan.
Kyrgios responds to Tennis Australia after losing out on Newcombe Medal to Barty: "Lol! No respect at all."
Several other fans chimed in with their opinions, with the majority believing that Kyrgios was wrong in how he handled the situation.
"He’s no bad boy tough guy, he’s a whiner and a lazy sore loser," wrote another fan.
"I get it, you have more wins but don’t be an asshole about not getting picked. What a disgraceful loser," opined another fan.
"Trying to cope with the fact that Ash is the better player/person in all aspects," said another user.
"Would any other player on tour be so insecure to post about how much they don’t care. I doubt any top players would post about the award at all unless they were congratulating the person who won. But hey did you guys know that Nick has a girlfriend?" another fan sarcastically noted.
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