Nick Kyrgios takes brutal swipe at Wimbledon rival: 'Can't get worse'

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Aussie Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) gesturing to the Wimbledon crowd and (pictured right) Stefanos Tsitsipas looking dejected during a match.
Aussie Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) has taken another cheeky swipe at Wimbledon rival Stefanos Tsitsipas (pictured right) after their fiery clash at the All England Club. (Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios has made a cheeky sledge at Stefanos Tsitsipas following their bitter Wimbledon clash during a live chat with American Jack Sock.

Kyrgios recently accepted a wildcard into the ATP 1000 Southern & Western Open in a huge boost for his US Open push.

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This is after announcing his participation in the Atlanta Open and Washington Open.

Fans were left delighted after he also said he would mix up his doubles partner and play with American Jack Sock at the Washington Open.

The duo will make a formidable pairing with Sock recognised as one of the best doubles players in the world.

Meanwhile, Kyrgios won the Australian Open doubles title with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis earlier this year.

However, Kyrgios couldn't help but continue his rivalry with Tsitsipas as he took a cheeky swipe at him when announcing the partnership.

“I’m super excited to see Jack Sock. We’ve got doubles in DC which I’m super excited about,” Kyrgios said during a chat with the official Citi Open account.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (pictured left) and Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) shake hands after their third round Wimbledon match.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (pictured left) and Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) were involved in a fiery clash at Wimbledon. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)

“I’ve had Stefanos as a partner there so it can’t get much worse than that.”

Sock weighed-in and joked: “I think that’s my time to get outta here.”

Kyrgios and Tsitsipas were involved in a fiery Wimbledon third round clash earlier this month.

Tsitsipas became frustrated at the enigmatic Aussie's antics during the match and even tried to hit some shots right at Kyrgios when he approached the net.

And the Aussie star demanded his opponent be defaulted for whacking a ball into the crowd in anger at the end of the second set.

Following the match, Tsitsipas called Kyrgios a 'bully' on court.

The Aussie clearly hasn't forgotten and took the swipe at his rival before the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios returns to Southern & Western Open

In a further announcement, Kyrgios has surprised some after accepting a wildcard into the Southern & Western Open.

The Aussie hasn't played since 2019 when he was involved in an ugly meltdown against Russian Karen Kachanov and handed a whopping fine.

Fighting for a spot in the last 16, Kyrgios argued with the chair umpire and was deemed to have committed a number of unsportsmanlike conduct offences.

Kyrgios was eventually fined $113,000 ($AUD 162,000) for a number of offences.

The Aussie was forced to accept a wildcard with his World No.45 ranking falling just outside the automatic qualification spots.

The Southern & Western Open will offer Kyrgios a brilliant warm-up for the US Open with a strong entry list including World No.1 Daniil Medvedev and 22-time grand slam champ Rafa Nadal.

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