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Kyrgios, Zverev withdraw from Berlin tournament amid virus spat

Jul 09, 2020 - 4:02 PM

The anticipated fiery showdown between Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev won’t happen after all

OLD TIMES. Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios (right) hugs German ace Alexander Zverev after winning the Mexico ATP Open men's singles final in Acapulco. Photo by Pedro Pardo /AFP

'What are you talking about?' Kyrgios blasts Thiem in virus row

Jul 08, 2020 - 7:21 PM

The ever-controversial Nick Kyrgios continues to call out erring top tennis players

OUTSPOKEN. Nick Kyrgios fires back at world No. 3 Dominic Thiem this time. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

'Doughnut, Rat': Becker, Kyrgios trade insults over Zverev party video

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Boris Becker and Nick Kyrgios engage in a Twitter war after the Australian blasted Alexander Zverev's viral party video

WOKE. Nick Kyrgios makes a stand in calling out Alexander Zverev's 'selfish' behavior after his participation in the coronavirus-stricken Adria Tour. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Kyrgios lashes 'selfish' Zverev after viral party video

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:32 PM

Alexander Zverev vowed to self-isolate after playing in the coronavirus-hit Adria Tour only to be spotted at a busy bar partying

HOT WATER. Alexander Zverev draws flak for violating his supposed self-isolation. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Kyrgios labels ATP chief 'potato' in U.S. Open blast

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The ever-controversial Nick Kyrgios criticizes the decision to resume the tennis season in the US

OUTSPOKEN. Like other top-ranked players, Nick Kyrgios feels uneasy returning to action amid the pandemic. File photo from AustralianOpen

Kyrgios blasts 'selfish' ATP for U.S. Open drive

Jun 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Australian showman Nick Kyrgios says tennis should rethink before returning to action: 'Obviously COVID, but also with the riots’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot during his Men's Doubles first round match on day five of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios tells Murray 'you are better than Djokovic'

May 17, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Known for his cutting comments on top tennis players, Nick Kyrgios takes a swipe at world No. 1 Novak Djokovic again

STILL NICK. The ever controversial Nick Kyrgios chats with former world No. 1 Andy Murray amid the lockdown. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios tells bitter rival Nadal: 'Let's do Insta'

May 04, 2020 - 2:20 PM

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal have endured a bitter relationship on the court, but the Australian seems ready to bury the hatchet with the Spaniard

RIVALS. Rafael Nadal (right) and Nick Kyrgios have faced in intense battles. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Tsitsipas serves up birthday prank on Kyrgios

Apr 28, 2020 - 11:23 AM

World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas cooks up a brutal 25th birthday surprise for Nick Kyrgios

SURPRISE! Stefanos Tsitsipas greets Nick Kyrgios a happy birthday via phone calls from fans. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Players back Federer over tennis merger as Kyrgios hits out

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The ever controversial Nick Kyrgios ends up as the dissenting voice as Roger Federer's proposal gets a wave of support

OPPOSITE. Nick Kyrgios (right) says he has yet to be convinced by Roger Federer's suggestion to merge tennis' governing bodies. Photo by Matthew Stockman/AFP

Kyrgios delivers on food pledge for people going hungry

Apr 12, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Just months after leading a bushfire relief, mercurial tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps out fellow Australians affected by the worldwide health crisis

CHANGED MAN. The controversial Nick Kyrgios has been nothing but a good Samaritan this year. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios offers to drop off food to hungry people during lockdown

Apr 08, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Temperamental tennis star Nick Kyrgios steps up with another charitable effort just months after leading a bushfire relief campaign

BAD BOY NO MORE. Nick Kyrgios says he has a new outlook in life. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Nadal back in action in Acapulco with no hard feelings for Kyrgios

Feb 25, 2020 - 3:16 PM

'I have never had a feeling of revenge, no feeling of revenge helps you win games, but the opposite,' says Nadal

NO HARD FEELINGS. Rafael Nadal moves on from last year's 2nd round knock out against Nick Kyrgios. Photo by William West/AFP

Nadal weathers Kyrgios storm to make Australian Open quarters

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:44 PM

Rafael Nadal keeps his bid for a 20th Grand Slam title alive by beating Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios plays down Nadal feud: 'I don't really dislike him'

Jan 26, 2020 - 11:43 AM

'At the end of the day, we're two different tennis players,' Nick Kyrgios says of his running feud with world No.1 Rafael Nadal

RIFT. Australia's Nick Kyrgios (left) says he has 'respect' for Rafael Nadal despite their personal differences. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Kyrgios sets up Nadal showdown after Australian Open escape

Jan 25, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Nick Kyrgios will face Rafael Nadal, whom he called 'super salty' last year, in a mouthwatering clash in the fourth round

TALL ORDER. Nick Kyrgios will face his toughest challenge in the Australian Open against top seed Rafael Nadal. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Nadal praises young Norwegian slammed as 'boring' by Kyrgios

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:08 PM

'I saw Ruud playing good in the off-season, practicing every single day in Mallorca and he was practicing strong and very well,' says Rafael Nadal on Casper Ruud

GIANT KILLER. Norwegian Casper Ruud defeats John Isner and Fabio Fognini to make his mark at the international teams tournament in Australia. Photo from Instagram (@casperruud)

'Bad boy' Kyrgios donates $140 for each ace to help bushfire relief

Jan 03, 2020 - 8:18 PM

Nick Kyrgios, the 'bad boy' of tennis, makes a pledge for each ace he serves across the Australian summer games to support victims of bushfires raging around the country

Nick Kyrgios   Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios on 'best behavior' after tennis suspension

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:08 AM

After a series of on-court meltdowns, the temperamental Nick Kyrgios promises to be in his 'best behavior' for the next 6 months

FIREBRAND. The ATP orders Nick Kyrgios to seek a specialist in behavioral management. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Mercurial Kyrgios slapped with 16-week ban

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:07 PM

After Nick Kyrgios' several on-court outbursts, the ATP mandates the Australian tennis star to see a specialist in behavioral management

VOLATILE. The ever controversial NIck Kyrgios can still appeal the ATP suspension. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios resurrects Nadal feud in Cincinnati video defense

Aug 17, 2019 - 11:23 AM

In a video posted on Instagram, the volatile Nick Kyrgios points out that he's a victim of double standards in tennis

MERCURIAL. Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios dives into another controversy. File photo from ATP Tour

Temperamental Kyrgios hits 'new low' in Cincinnati outburst

Aug 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios gets fined $113,000 and faces suspension after another on-court meltdown

EMBARRASSING. Australian media describes Nick Kyrgios’ latest meltdown as his 'most vile outburst yet.' Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios edges Medvedev to win ATP Washington Open title

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Known for his fiery temperament and inconsistency, Nick Kyrgios was resilient all tournament long, breaking rackets but holding his emotions together

CHAMP. Nick Kyrgios becomes Washington's first unseeded ATP champion since 2011. Photo from Twitter/@ATP_Tour

Kyrgios admits: I deliberately hit Nadal with ball

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Rafael Nadal downs Nick Kyrgios in a stormy and bad-tempered Wimbledon second-round encounter

TEMPERAMENTAL. Australian Nick Kyrgios admits he’s 'not the most professional guy.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer overcomes scare, Nadal sets up grudge match with Kyrgios

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Roger Federer admits he struggled against South African debutant Lloyd Harris

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Kyrgios fined heavily for Queen's antics

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios gets slapped with a near $20,000 fine for separate counts of unsportsmanlike behavior

NOTORIOUS. Nick Kyrgios’ notoriety on and off court continues. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

'Kyrgios good guy even if no respect for me,' says Djokovic

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The notorious Nick Kyrgios describes Novak Djokovic as 'cringeworthy,' saying the world No. 1 is desperate to be held in the same high regard as Roger Federer

NO BIG DEAL. Novak Djokovic (left) says Nick Kyrgios’ unflattering description of him doesn’t keep him 'awake at night.' Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Nick Kyrgios 'pep talk' umpire suspended

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani has been suspended for two weeks for going 'beyond protocol' during the US Open match between Nick Kyrgios and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

OVERSTEPPING. The ATP says umpire Mohamed Lahyani ’compromised the impartiality that is required of an official.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Federer ranks shot among most memorable

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer finds a new way to amaze as he reaches the US Open last 16

INCREDIBLE. Roger Federer says his most talked about shot was ‘a bit of luck and good feet.’ Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

US Open umpire in Kyrgios row 'went beyond protocol'

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Embattled US Open umpire Mohamed Lahyani escapes sanctions after a controversial pep talk with Australian player Nick Kyrgios

CONTROVERSY. In this file photo, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani of Sweden (left) shares a laugh with players Nick Kyrgios of Australia (middle) and Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Montenegro. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Federer eases through as storm rages over umpire pep talk

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer blasts umpire in Nick Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row at the US Open 2018

NEXT ROUND. Swiss superstar Roger Federer advances to the third round of the US Open after downing French Benoit Paire. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrgios reignites 'racist' feud with Dawn Fraser

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The pair of Australians had a row in 2015 following the tennis player's behavior in Wimbledon

BITTER FOES. Nick Kyrgios still accuses Dawn Fraser of being racist when she was recognized by the Queen. Photo from Facebook (Kyrgios) and William West/AFP (Fraser)

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The 'Men In Black' star turns out to be Kyrgios' favorite actor

EDGE OF HIS SEAT. Will Smith shows the public how much he enjoyed Nick Kyrgios' match through Instagram.

Kyrgios fined for outburst at spectator in win against Silva

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Kyrgios is among 6 players who were fined for indiscretions in qualifying and the main draw's first phase at the opening Grand Slam

Cancer victim gives Kyrgios 'higher purpose'

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The combustible world No. 19 Nick Kyrgios is inspired to build a facility of disadvantaged kids in Australia

Nadal punishes penalized Kyrgios to win China Open

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:03 PM

World number one Rafael Nadal wins his sixth title of another remarkable year

CRUISING TO THE TITLE. The 31-year-old Spaniard was never really in trouble against the temperamental Australian in a 6-2, 6-1 rout in 92 minutes on Beijing's outside hard courts. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

'Diabolical year' for Nick Kyrgios at Slams ends with injury

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:18 AM

It s just the story of my career really I will have good weeks I ll have bad weeks It s just a roller coaster says Kyrgios

INJURY WITHDRAWAL. Two weeks after upsetting Rafael Nadal on the way to the biggest final of his career, Kyrgios lost to 235th-ranked compatriot John Millman. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFP

Federer denies Kyrgios, will battle Nadal for Miami crown

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Federer and Kyrgios produce an extraordinary range of shots in an enthralling fiercely intense semifinal

INSTANT CLASSIC. Roger Federer will battle Rafael Nadal in what is expected to be another classic final at the Miami Open. File Photo by William West/AFP

Djokovic's struggles continue as Kyrgios ousts him in Acapulco

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Kyrgios overpowers Djokovic with his serve and precision groundstrokes to send the world number two out of the ATP Mexico Open

TOUGH NIGHT. Novak Djokovic was eliminated in straight sets by tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios in their first-ever meeting. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Tennis bad boy Kyrgios faces ultimatum: see psychologist or face ban

Oct 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Nick Kyrgios ban for throwing a tantrum in Shanghai could reach 8 weeks if he doesn t see a mental health specialist

PSYCH ULTIMATUM. Nick Kyrgios intentionally lost a match at the Shanghai Masters, for which he was found guilty of conduct contrary to the integrity of the game. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Tennis: Nick Kyrgios intentionally loses match, berates fans in China

Oct 12, 2016 - 11:25 PM

If you don t like it I didn t ask you to come watch says Nick Kyrgios after throwing a temper tantrum at the Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI MELTDOWN. Nick Kyrgios showed contempt for the fans and sport, walking off the court before a serve had even crossed the net. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

French Open: Murray survives second straight 5-set battle

May 26, 2016 - 3:07 AM

Andy Murray avoids his worst Grand Slam loss in 8 years surviving a stern challenge from world number 164 Mathias Bourgue to make the third round

BATTLE-TESTED. Andy Murray, who survived a close call against Mathias Bourgue in the French Open second round, hasn't found his foes to be in awe of him. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Nadal beats Kyrgios, sets up Rome quarters showdown with Djokovic

May 13, 2016 - 3:52 AM

Nadal breaks Kyrgios in the first game of the second set and never looked back on his way to a convincing win that sets up a showdown with Djokovic

BUILT IN A DAY. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 49th time. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

Kyrgios unleashes mid-match rant, says favoritism has 'ruined' tennis

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:59 PM

This game is biased as anything says Kyrgios after being called for a code violation that he thinks Rafa Nadal would ve gotten away with

Kyrgios leads Australia to Hopman Cup mixed title

Jan 09, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Australians Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova beat Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the mixed teams title in Perth Australia

TROPHY. Nick Kyrgios, seen during the recently concluded IPTL tour stop in Manila, defeated Ukraine to win the Hopman Cup for Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tennis bad boy Kyrgios says he's matured, aims for first Grand Slam final

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Nick Kyrgios who is in Manila for IPTL says he s a different person after earning a suspended ban for sexual comments about Stan Wawrinka s girlfriend

BAD BOY. Nick Kyrgios says additional gym work and diet has helped him improve his fitness. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Indian Aces open IPTL Manila leg with win over Singapore Slammers

Nov 28, 2014 - 9:16 PM

The Indian Aces commenced the 2014 Coca Cola International Premier Tennis League tournament with a 26 16 victory over the Singapore Slammers

Ana Ivanovic returns a volley at the Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Josh Albelda

Agassi, Serena will banner Singapore team in IPTL

Aug 04, 2014 - 7:42 PM

The International Premier Tennis League announced that American tennis stars Andre Agassi and Serena Williams will banner the Singapore Slammers in the upcoming competition

Tennis star Andre Agassi, seen here during an exhibition match in the Czech Republic, will compete for the Singapore team in the upcoming IPTL. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Wimbledon: Aussie teen Kyrgios stuns Nadal

Jul 02, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Federer Wawrinka set up Swiss duel

NADAL SLAYER. Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning his men's singles 4th round match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2014. Kyrgios won 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3. Carl Court/AFP