“Hoping to Get More Likes and Follows”: Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker Reignite Ugly Spat

Published 09/23/2020, 3:26 AM EDT


Nick Kyrgios hasn’t been part of any on-court battles as he hasn’t yet made an appearance on the ATP Tour. However, his war of words with current and past players has continued. In its most recent installment, Kyrgios took a dig at German tennis great Boris Becker.

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On Wednesday, Nick Kyrgios posted a throwback picture on social media, from an edition of the Laver Cup. His caption read, “Different breed.” Still unhappy with Kyrgios over their recent feud, Boris replied to the post, and said, “In your dreams.”

The Aussie player did not take lightly to this. He slammed Becker and even claimed that the former player would never be as influential as him. “Hating like a little groupie. Lingering around like a bad smell, maybe hoping to get more likes and follows. Unfortunately never be as influential,” Kyrgios replied.

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Troubled past between Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker

The feud between Kyrgios and Becker has already seen many exchanges. It all started during the lockdown when Kyrgios criticized Alexander Zverev and other players who were part of the Adria Tour event. In response to this, Becker called Kyrgios a ‘rat’ and said that Kyrgios should look in the mirror first.

Kyrgios then called Becker a ‘doughnut’ and criticized him further. Becker later blasted Kyrgios’ decision to skip the US Open 2020.

The fight did not stop there, as Kyrgios continued with his digs at fellow players. After Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta advanced to the fourth round of the US Open, Kyrgios said the Spaniard would not have been close to the top-50 had clay courts not existed.

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Becker hit back at Kyrgios over his criticism of other players, and said, “Nick Kyrgios should really shut up. He has become a loudspeaker, criticizes other players, and doesn’t do anything himself. I don’t know athletes like that.”

Kyrgios continues war of words

Kyrgios has repeatedly taken shots at Zverev, Novak Djokovic, and Borna Coric over the last few months. He feels that many other players on Tour have been constantly irresponsible with their actions. The Australian also criticized the US Open recently for hosting the tournament during this time.

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After this latest Instagram incident with Becker, it seems like the war of words, especially between Kyrgios and Becker, won’t end anytime soon.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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