Nick Kyrgios has taken a swipe at the French Open in the Aussie star’s latest explosive statement.
Just days after blasting Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic before being disqualified from the Italian Open for a chair-throwing tantrum, Kyrgios has turned his attention to Roland Garros.
In London on Monday for a hit with Andy Murray at Wimbledon, Kyrgios lamented how nice the facilities were in comparison to the French Open.
Kyrgios posted a video to his Instagram story of himself walking through the All England Club’s grounds.
“I think this is the best tournament in the world, look at this perfect green surface,” he said.
“Get rid of the clay, man. Who likes the clay it is so bad.
“The fact that I am here right now and I have to go to Paris in a couple of days.
“The French Open sucks compared to this place. Sucks. Absolute sucks.”
He also posted a photo sitting on the Wimbledon courts.
“Strawberries, Cream and a cheeky stop by the last [eight] club before Paris,” he wrote.
Just hours after an explosive interview with the No Challenges Remaining podcast, where he ripped into Nadal, Djokovic and Fernando Verdasco, Kyrgios stormed out of his second-round clash in Rome last week after hurling a chair on to the court.
He was trailing 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 2-1 at the time and frustrated at losing a point on serve, received a warning for ball abuse.
He then took exception to some movement in the stands during a rally and made his feelings known to the crowd and was docked a point for unsportsmanlike conduct and then penalised the game for the same offence.
Furious at the decision, Kyrgios booted a water bottle and then stunned spectators by picking up a fold-up wooden chair and hurling it across the court before picking up his bag and storming off, although he did shake hands with Ruud and the chair umpire.
"Very eventful day to say the least," Kyrgios wrote on Instagram later.
"Emotions got the better of me and I just wanted to say that the atmosphere was crazy out there today, just super unfortunate that it had to end in a default. Sorry Roma, see you again, maybe."
The match was subsequently awarded to his opponent.