Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios launched an attack on Tennis Australia after he was beaten to the ‘Player of the Year’ John Newcombe Medal by Ash Barty on Monday.
Kyrgios shared a graphic comparing the two players’ achievements in 2022 on Instagram, with the caption: ‘LOL. No respect at all. I don’t give a f**k’.
The image showed Barty with three titles and Kyrgios with four (including both doubles and singles), and then said both had won a Grand Slam each.
But Kyrgios, who reached the Wimbledon final, did not win a Slam in 2022, he won a doubles title with fellow Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Kyrgios played more tennis than Barty in 2022, the latter retiring from the sport after winning the Australian Open and being ranked the world No.1.
But the Newcombe medal is not just for winning, it is is given annually to ‘Australia’s most outstanding elite tennis player and ambassador to the sport’.
Kyrgios’ rant and his behaviour throughout the year shows why he didn’t win – and probably never will.
Barty’s work with Indigenous children, during her career and since, clearly worked in her favour.