Aussie team-mates are no longer friends
– Nick Kyrgios has ripped apart the veneer of friendship between himself and fellow Australian Bernard Tomic, saying his erstwhile Davis Cup team-mate has definitely “lost his way” and “doesn’t make sense”.
Kyrgios will lead Australia’s charge at the Davis Cup semifinal against Belgium which began last night in Brussels but Tomic has been omitted after missing a string of tournaments that have seen his ranking plummet to 146.
The duo have described each other as friends and allies in the past, but Kyrgios distanced himself from the player who said he was “bored” with tennis at Wimbledon and has since bragged about his earnings despite a lack of commitment to the game.
“You’d also be wrong if you tried to lump me in the same category as Bernard Tomic,” world No 20 Kyrgios wrote in a blog.
“Bernie has lost his way. We were pretty good mates when I was younger.
“But a lot has changed since then. He needs to figure out what he wants to do.”
Tomic has been a committed Davis Cup servant in the past but skipped the home quarterfinal against the United States in April while in the midst of a form slump.
Australia will bid for a place in the final for the first time since their run to the title in 2003. – AFP