Nick Kyrgios has another friend on tour: Casper Ruud!
The Australian had a rather tormented week this year in Rome after he was at the centre of a huge controversy following a podcast when he insulted Djokovic, Nadal, and Verdasco. Soon after, Kyrgios defaulted when he was playing Casper Ruud. The Norwegian couldn’t contain his happiness after the Australian defaulted, and that didn’t make their relationship any easier with Kyrgios making fun of him.
It’s not my problem he is an idiot on court
In an interview with Swedish tennis website Sportalen, Ruud explained why he celebrated on court to comment:
”It was nice to win. Whether I celebrated after the game or not? I do not care. I was happy and I got 90 points and $50,000 in prize money so why wouldn’t I celebrate? It’s his problem that he’s an idiot on court”
Hahahahaha 😂😂 https://t.co/QM2A2NPz8p
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) May 16, 2019
Nick had a rather violent reaction on Twitter to comment:
“Hey @CasperRuud98 next time you have something to say, I would appreciate you say it to my face, I’m sure you wouldn’t run your mouth so much after that. Until then I will continue to rather watch paint dry then watch you play tennis, boring af.”
Then he added
“But again, I also understand why you have to keep my name in your mouth, because people dont even realise that you play tennis goodluck in Milan champ x”
But again, I also understand why you have to keep my name in your mouth, because people dont even realise that you play tennis 😂 goodluck in Milan champ x
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) October 24, 2019
Nick Kyrgios is currently serving a 16 week suspended ban after a string of offences during the Cincinnati tournament which were followed by Kyrgios accusing the ATP of being a corrupt organization. This meltdown will not help.
Nick Kyrgios’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.30, the Australian played his last match on the 25th of September when he had to bow to Andreas Seppi 7-65 6-1 in the 1st round in Zhuhai.
This year the Australian has a 21-14 win-loss record. Nick has won 2 titles in 2019 in Acapulco and in Washington.
Casper Ruud’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.61, Casper played his last match on the 20th of October when he was defeated by Peter Gojowczyk 6-1 6-1 in the qualifications in Basel.
Casper Ruud’s best performance of the current season was reaching the final in Houston.
Nick Kyrgios and Casper Ruud played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Ruud.
The last time that they fought against each other, Casper Ruud won after Kyrgios retired on a 6-3 6-75 2-1 scoreline in the 2nd round in Rome on the 16th May 2019.