Kyr­gios hits back at Aus­tralian Olympic chief’s threats

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ROME—Nick Kyr­gios has hit back amid threats his be­hav­iour and on-court de­meanour could cost him a place in the Aus­tralian squad for the Rio Olympics. The 20yearold, who has been put on pro­ba­tion by na­tional of­fi­cials, has called Aus­tralia’s Olympic team chief’s bluff over threats not to pick him and fel­low ten­nis bad boy Bernard Tomic for the Rio Games. But Kyr­gios warned: “If you don’t want two of the best play­ers in Aus­tralia to rep­re­sent your coun­try, so be it. “If you don’t want to pick me or Bernard (for the Olympics) there are plenty of others you can pick to rep­re­sent your coun­try, as well.” His re­marks at the Rome Masters came in the wake of a stern warn­ing \from Aus­tralian Olympic Com­mit­tee boss Kitty Chiller that he and Tomic are be­ing watched for any dis­ci­plinary prob­lems on the ATP cir­cuit which might ex­clude them.—AFP

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