'He did nothing': Ex-girlfriend's huge backflip on Nick Kyrgios

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Anna Kalinskaya and Nick Kyrgios are no longer an item. Image: Getty

Anna Kalinskaya has backtracked on her veiled swipe at Nick Kyrgios after the tennis stars’ relationship came to an end.

Kalinskaya admitted last week that she and Kyrgios had broken up, saying they’re no longer even friends.

A number of Instagram posts then appeared to take aim at Kyrgios, featuring the captions “f***ing energy vampire” and “you’re not a bad boy, you’re simply a bad person”.

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She also posted: “No matter what you go through, don’t let anyone break you.”

“Be strong, don’t lose yourself, be you. You deserve the best.”

However the Russian player has since spoken out to say the posts were not about Kyrgios.

Kalinskaya told Confidential: “He did nothing. He is a good person and I didn't mean to comment about him.”

“I don't know why people think it’s about him. He is a great player and nice person.”

Kyrgios and Kalinskaya end relationship

The World No.95 confirmed the split in a social media chat with fans last week.

“We broke up. We aren’t friends,” Kalinskaya said.

“I understand you are his friends and it’s cool but I’m not going to talk about him. Have some respect for me as well please.”

In March the Daily Mail published pictures of Kyrgios and Kalinskaya hanging out in Acapulco after the Aussie retired hurt at the Mexican Open with a wrist injury.

The photos showed Kyrgios planting a kiss on Kalinskaya’s forehead as they ate tacos together.

Kalinskaya had featured heavily on Kyrgios’ Instagtam story over the last few months, including a photo of the pair at an LA Lakers game.

Rumours started swirling last September when Kyrgios shared a photo of himself with Kalinskaya, writing: “My face when I see you doing your thing today.”

He was also spotted cheering her on from the stands at the Citi Open in Washington last August.

Anna Kalinskaya and Nick Kyrgios at an NBA game. Image: Instagram

Kyrgios unloads on rivals in wine-fuelled chat

On Sunday a red-wine addled Kyrgios declared his love for Andy Murray and lambasted some of tennis' biggest names in a wildly entertaining Instagram Live chat between the pair.

Murray, at home in Surrey, just outside London, set up the 30-minute catch-up which was broadcast via his Instagram page.

Kyrgios was still up and about at his base in Canberra in the early hours of Sunday morning, clearly the worse for wear.

In a conversation dominated largely by the Australian, Murray asked him how many glasses of wine he'd drunk.

“About as many games as you gave me at Wimbledon that year, about six,” Kyrgios responded, in reference to Murray's comfortable win over him in round of 16 at the All England four years ago.

Murray then asked Kyrgios why he got more excited playing in team events like the Laver Cup than for grand slams, cueing up the big-serving 24-year-old for a rant about players on the ATP Tour.

“It's because it's fun man,” he said.

“I am there with my best buds, trying to beat some European guys who have no banter, don't give one-eff about each other and act like they care for one week which pisses me off.

“Let's be honest, (Stefanos) Tsitsipas and (Alexander) Zverev hate each other, then they are besties all of a sudden.

“Someone like (Dominic) Thiem ... I mean I like to get good vibes from trying a new cocktail ... he'd prefer to watch paint dry.

“Team World, that is what we are all about man, if you (Murray) came over to Team World we would win.”

with AAP