Nick Kyrgios had a muscular exchange with Boris Becker on Twitter. - Lee Jin-man / AP / SIPA

Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker exchanged insults on Twitter Tuesday for the attitude of Alexander Zverev, seen partying after promising to go into solitary confinement to avoid contamination of the new coronavirus.

Monday, the whimsical Australian called Zverev "selfish" because he participated in an evening when he had promised to spend 14 days in quarantine after his participation in the Adria Tour of Novak Djokovic, during which several people have been infected.

"Look at yourself in a mirror"

Becker, winner of six Grand Slam tournaments in the 1980s and 1990s, defended his compatriot on Tuesday: "I don't like" scales "! Anyone who attacks a sports colleague is not my friend! Look at yourself in a mirror, do you think you're better than us? @NickKyrgios, "tweeted the 52-year-old former player to his 25-year-old caddy.

Kyrgios wasted no time in returning: "For the love of God Boris, I am not in a competition, or in the process of tarnishing his reputation. It's a global pandemic and if someone is as silly as Alex to do what he did, I say it. Simple. "

For goodness sake Boris, I'm not competing or trying to throw anyone under the bus. It's a global pandemic and if someone is as idiotic as Alex to do what he has done, I'll call him out for it. Simple.

- Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 30, 2020

Then the Australian attacked Becker directly: “@TheBorisBecker is a bigger piece of cake (literally, bigger donut) than I thought. It can hit a volley, but obviously it is not an arrow! »The German then tried to calm the exchange by answering:« You are a joke… how are you in Australia? Do you follow all the instructions? "

But Kyrgios would not grab the outstretched hand: "Haha my brother, I'm fine. But don't pretend you've become my friend! "He wrote. Grand lord, Becker, three-time Wimbledon winner who has known serious financial woes since his heyday, responded in a daring tone: "I would really like to see @ NickKyrgios realize his full potential and win a Grand Slam!" He would be an incredible role model for youth and the world on issues of equality and racism. Get up man and do the job! "

Not enough to soften Kyrgios, who replied: "Why are you talking about tennis now?" It has nothing to do with tennis! " Zverev and Kyrgios, two players of character of the circuit, should meet from July 13 to 19 in Berlin for an exhibition tournament on grass and hard.


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