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Nick Kyrgios, the Australian tennis ace, has had noteworthy triumphs and significant controversies in his career. Even though he has recently been grappling with persistent injuries and missing tournaments, he has not stayed quiet as the critics’ mill works overtime. The narcissistic Aussie recently shared a strongly-worded message for them via his Instagram story.

A wrist injury made him miss the grass season, including Wimbledon, as well as the North American hard-court swing. Additionally, he could not play in the Cincinnati Open and also won’t be in the draw for the US Open either. Whether one sees him as a much-needed refresher or a problematic power, one thing is undoubtedly clear. Kyrgios ignites discussions that stretch past the boundaries of the tennis court – and he has once again done just that!

Nick Kyrgios answers critics with a strongly-worded Instagram story

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The Australian tennis pro frequently shares his controversial thoughts and captions on his Instagram Stories, often igniting hot debates across various social media platforms. Certain users appreciate him for the truth he tells. Yet others find themselves annoyed and disappointed. His presumptuous remarks have often irritated fans and players.

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Kyrgios’ latest move – a combative Instagram story – shows how tennis and social media mix. He shared a photo of himself in a green Celtics jersey, holding a tennis racquet. The Aussie wrote, “The bigger you get… the bigger the target. People just can’t keep me out of their mouths.”

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These days, athletes can talk straightforwardly to fans and analysts, making it harder to isolate personal and professional analyses. Kyrgios’ actions make his followers ponder whether his personality is an asset or a major black spot in his game. With words that toe the thin line between confidence and narcissism, this was not the first in recent days that the injury-riddled player spoke up.

A stream of lash-outs from anti-critic King Kyrgios

The repercussions of Kyrgios’ decision to withdraw from the U.S. Open extend beyond the confines of the tennis court. Currently positioned at the 92nd rank globally, this withdrawal is predicted to plummet him to around the 470th position, accompanied by a modest accumulation of only 90 points.

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Kyrgios expressed his dissatisfaction with the ranking change on Twitter. He tweeted he possesses a protected ranking of 21 and has the privilege of receiving wildcards at his discretion.

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The tennis community eagerly anticipates the revival of his captivating presence on the court. As Kyrgios dedicates himself to recovery and restoring his competitive edge, his determination and ardor for the sport continue to shine through.

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