Nick Kyrgios mocks Bernard Tomic

Nick Kyrgios mocks Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios are the second most talented Australian-born tennis players after Lleyton Hewitt. Bernard and Nick, once good friends, have engaged in a bitter feud that may not end anytime soon. Two compatriots are currently separated by over 600 positions, with Kyrgios playing in a Major final and Tomic starting over at Futures.

Starting the current season outside of the top 100, Nick changed his mindset and won 35 games out of 45, which gave him a significant boost. Kyrgios tries to control his temper and focus on the notable tournaments and rivals, eager to take on them and deliver his A-game.

Nick reached the Wimbledon final after scoring five wins, playing against Novak Djokovic in the title fight and losing in four sets. Kyrgios dethroned Daniil Medvedev at the US Open, falling to Karen Khachanov in a thriller.

Nick will be competing in Tokyo this week and will find time to mock Tomic and his run at Futures. Bernard has less than ten ATP wins since the beginning of 2019, losing ground completely and almost quitting tennis.

Bernard Tomic won back-to-back futures title.

Bernard lost in the Australian Open qualifying round in early 2022 and failed to make it to the Challengers.

Tomic relegated to the futures level in August for the first time in over 12 years, losing in the quarterfinals in Cancun and returning a month later. Better prepared, Bernard notched five straight-set wins to clinch the title, his first since the Mallorca Challenger in 2018.

Three weeks later in Cancun, Tomic won another title to add 15 points to his tally, toppling all rivals in straight sets for back-to-back trophies. The Aussie didn’t play against any top-700 opponents during his stint and we should see his form against some higher-ranked opponents.

Kyrgios called Tomic’s series “impressive” and laughed. Bernard faced 7th-seeded Alexander Cozbinov in the title fight, beating him 7-6, 6-3 in an hour and 58 minutes. The Aussie fired ten aces and played better after the first and second serves.

Tomic lost serve twice and delivered three returns from eight opportunities to seal the deal in straight sets. They traded breaks early in the opening set and Tomic fell 5-3 behind. Cozbinov served for the set in game nine, losing serve to keep the Australian in contention.

Bernard grabbed an early mini-break in the tie-break and fired off two aces to make it 3-0. Both players served well in the remaining points and Tomic sealed the set at 6-5 with serve. Bernard broke 3-2 in the second set and served well in the end to emerge at the front and lift the trophy.

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