“Never Felt More Insulted”: Nick Kyrgios Furious Upon Being Compared to Compatriot Bernard Tomic

Published 04/27/2021, 11:49 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios during his first round match against Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Australian tennis professional Nick Kyrgios has never been shy of speaking his mind. Recently, he reacted to parallels drawn between him and his countryman Bernard Tomic.

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Despite the criticism, Kyrgios is one of the most talented tennis players active on the men’s tour. And even though he opts to play only selected tournaments, fans never seem to get enough of him.

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Nick Kyrgios compares accomplishments and charity work with Bernard Tomic

The former World No. 13 Nick Kyrgios celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday. However, on the special day, he decided to rant about the difference between him and World No. 207 Bernard Tomic.

Apparently, the Aussie star was not at all happy with the comparison. Thus, he took to his Instagram stories to clear the matter once and for all.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios during his second round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Firstly, Kyrgios mentioned that he has a charitable foundation, the Nick Kyrgios Foundation, unlike the 28-year-old Tomic. Additionally, he inquired about the success of the fellow Australian on the ATP Tour. He also asked about the involvement of the 6 feet 5-inch player in the monstrous bushfire last year.

“I got compared with Bernard Tomic today, and I’ve never felt more insulted. Does he have a foundation? @nkfoundation – does he have the accomplishments? Did he raise money for the bushfires? It’s disgusting man. Do your research,” Kyrgios wrote on his Instagram story.

Following that, the two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist also reminded people of his colossal accomplishment in the post. Nick wrote, “Oh and by accomplishments (I beat the big 4).”

Inarguably, Kyrgios is one of the few players who has won against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray. Most significantly, he beat the big three (excluding Murray) in his first encounter with them.

Therefore, one might understand why Kyrgios is so upset. However, fans would love to see him do the talking with his tennis racquet instead.

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Which tournament is Nick likely to play before Wimbledon?

Similar to his 2020 season, Kyrgios will skip the clay-court swing. But it is still not clear whether he will participate in the French Open 2021 next month.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Most likely, the Australian will resume his campaign after the Australian Open in Halle, Germany. The grass-court tournament would give him match-time before competing for the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Hopefully, Kyrgios will find his winning ways on the men’s circuit and surge in the ATP rankings this year. Do you think Kyrgios can win an ATP title this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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