Verbal volleys: Becker, Kyrgios exchange blows on Twitter

The German legend called Kyrgios a rat for criticising Zverev's party video

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Nick Krygios’ tirade against Alexander Zverev, after videos of the latter breaking quarantine and partying emerged, seems to have incensed German legend Boris Becker.

The former Wimbledon champion took to Twitter to blow off steam and called Kyrgios a ‘rat’ for criticizing a fellow player publicly.

“Don’t like no #rats!” Becker, a six-time Grand Slam winner said. “Anybody telling off fellow sportsman/woman is no friend of mine! Look yourself in the mirror and think your better than us…@NickKyrgios  @farfetch.”

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“For goodness sake Boris, I’m not competing or trying to throw anyone under the bus,” Kyrgios replied. “It’s a global pandemic and if someone is as idiotic as Alex to do what he has done, I’ll call him out for it. Simple.”

Alexander Zverev (left) and Boris Becker at the ATP Cup in January

Kyrgios has been quite a polarising figure in the tennis world.

And the outspoken Australian has been extremely vocal against the badly-executed Adria Tour. Zverev, the 23-year-old German, was part of the Balkan exhibition charity event hosted by Novak Djokovic, who Becker used to previously coach.

Four players, including Djokovic, had tested positive at the Adria Tour. Though Zverev wasn’t one of them, he had put out a tweet saying that he will self-isolate as a precaution.

But late on Sunday, a video showing Zverev partying in Eze, France started circulating on social media. Kyrgios had slammed the German for being selfish. And on Tuesday, exchanged blows with Germany’s ATP Cup captain, Becker on Twitter.

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