Kyrgios vs Coric: The feud continues

On Thursday, Borna Coric confronted Nick Kyrgios on Twitter asking him if he was ‘bored’ during the lockdown or had one drink too many

Nick Kyrgios (left) and Borna Coric

The off-court drama between Nick Kyrgios and, well, everyone in the Adria Tour, refuses to die down.

On Thursday, Borna Coric confronted the Australian on Twitter asking him if he was ‘bored’ during the lockdown or had one drink too many.

A few days ago, the Croat had said that criticism from Kyrgios, known for his on-court tantrums, was not to be taken seriously. To which the Australian replied strongly, asking if Coric had ‘rocks in his head’ and did not understand the gravity of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Really @NickKyrgios??? You’re preaching about behavior?? Bored much or too much wine?” Coric tweeted on Thursday evening.

Kyrgios was ready with a retort.

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“Again. Joking about a global pandemic. Shows your maturity level champion. Gonna be good to see you next, see if that peanut of a brain has grown,” the Australian wrote back.

“But yes, a tad bored watching your boring a*s tennis and personality bringing absolutely zero to the sport.”

The 25-year-old Kyrgios is one of the most talented, mercurial and polarising figures in the sport.

Through the lockdown, he has been vocal about following health and safety protocols and has also questioned USTA’s decision to go ahead with the US Open despite the growing number of Covid-19 cases in The United States.

He has been particularly scathing against the ill-fated Adria Tour, which saw four players, including Coric and World No 1 Novak Djokovic who organized the tournament, testing positive for the virus.

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Kyrgios had used the social media to slam Alexander Zverev for going out partying in France a week after he said that, in the wake of the positive tests at the Adria Tour of which he was a part, he would be self-isolating.

The Australian had also got into a war of words with Boris Becker, who called him a ‘rat’ for criticizing fellow player Zverev.