Nick Kyrgios took a cheeky dig at his critics after tickets for Friday’s apply match with Serb Novak Djokovic bought out in 58 minutes, proving the Australian’s large field workplace draw.
Kyrgios had pulled out of the United Cup with an harm simply minutes earlier than his pre-tournament press convention, drawing the ire of Australian co-captain Lleyton Hewitt, his staff mates and the media.
The 27-year-old has not performed since October and an ankle harm pressured him to skip warm-up tournaments in Adelaide as nicely, earlier than Djokovic provided to play him in a apply match that might be performed at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Area.
“Wow Nick Kyrgios is dangerous for the game! Wow what a shame, a nationwide embarrassment! How dare he promote out one other stadium, the conceitedness,” Kyrgios stated in a sarcastic tweet on Tuesday.
Former American participant Noah Rubin questioned the timing of the exhibition match simply earlier than a Grand Slam to which Kyrgios responded: “Nicely to be truthful it’s going to convey extra crowd than any of your matches.”
Tickets for the match, a repeat of final 12 months’s Wimbledon remaining, have been priced at A$20 ($14) every with the proceeds going to the Australian Tennis Basis.
The Australian Open begins on Monday.