Kyrgios hits out at Djokovic favouritism

Nick Kyrgios has made no bones about his issues with tennis’ ‘Big Three’ of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

All three have criticised the Australian firebrand at various times throughout his career, with Kyrgios’ recent spat with Nadal at the Mexico Open springing to mind.

Kyrgios took aim at Djokovic on Twitter after his loss to German journeyman Phillip Kohlschreiber, after a journalist queried whether the Serbian star was at full strength.

“Lol yeah, something has to be wrong with him right,” Kyrgios wrote on Twitter.

“I lose to Kholi and get absolutely shredded ‘same old kyrgios’ how about the guy is just good? And he knows how to win matches? Hate this, why we always gotta kiss these guys when they lose.”

Journalist Craig Gabriel had questioned Djokovic’s fitness throughout the match.

Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Nick Kyrgios. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)

“Just wondering if all is right with Novak Djokovic,” the freelancer wrote.

“He is missing sitters and is looking lethargic.”


Perhaps typically for Kyrgios’s online commentary, opinion was divided.

The Australian garnered some sympathy, with many agreeing with his assessment of Kohlschreiber’s talent.

Others though, were quick to point out Djokovic’s 15 grand slam titles entitled him to a certain level of leeway.






Regardless of Kyrgios’ opinion, it was a day to forget for Djokovic.

In an uncharacteristically angry display, the Serbian star went down 6-4, 6-4.