After Zverev claimed that a lot of guys at the Australian Open were better than Kyrgios and downplayed him as a contender, Kyrgios had displayed a surprising calm.
However, after Alexander Zverev hit an embarrassing tweener in his first-round match, Kyrgios was quick to troll him.
Zverev and Kyrgios were featured in the first-round action on Thursday at the Australian Open.
Sascha had a moment of embarrassment while trying to execute a tweener. Unfortunately, he got it all wrong, and completely missed the ball in a fresh-air shot.
After this, Australian Open’s official Twitter account posted a GIF of the moment asking Nick Kyrgios to teach Zverev a thing or two about the tweener.
The Australian star was quick to respond with a scathing reply. He took the opportunity to respond to Zverev’s remarks where the German star had claimed that many players are better placed than Kyrgios:
“I agree, lots of better tennis players than me, but if you hit tweeners like this, please shush.”
Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev took the comments light-heartedly and responded through his Twitter account:
“I welcome the advice. I’m headed to the trainer… 😂”
Earlier, Zverev had made some interesting remarks about Kyrgios.
“There’s a lot of young guys that are right now, no offence just better than him (Kyrgios). This is not a three-set match where you can win in an hour and 20 (minutes) and get off the court. To beat the best, you have to play at your best for a longer period of time.”
In their first-round match-ups, both Zverev and Kyrgios won in straight sets. Zverev beat Cecchinato 6-4, 7-6, 6-3. On the other hand, Kyrgios won his contest against Sonego by a margin of 6-2, 7-6, 7-6.
In the next round, Zverev faces the challenge of Egor Gerasimov while Kyrgios will face Giles Simon of France.
Who do you think will perform better at the Australian Open out of Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev?