Boris Becker seems to have put behind the recent war of words with Nick Kyrgios behind, saying that the ‘Australian’ is one of the best servers in the game today.
“The purest server in today’s game is an Australian,” the six-time Grand Slam champion said during one of the coaching sessions at Top Level Tennis, without taking Kyrgios’ name.
“Forget the rest, just the serve. He is the best server, if it’s just the serve, in today’s game. This guy without much practice, when he is on, you can’t touch his serve for half an hour,” Becker added.
Becker had got into an argument with Kyrgios on Twitter, in June, calling the Australian a ‘rat’ for criticizing fellow player Alexander Zverev over party videos.
Zverev was part of the ill-fated Adria Tour, which had to be cancelled mid-way as four of the players including organizer and Becker’s former ward Novak Djokovic tested positive for Coronavirus.
Though Zverev tested negative he said in a statement that he would be self-isolating as a precaution. But before a week was up, videos of him partying in France emerged and Kyrgios was the first to slam Zverev’s ‘selfish’ behavior.
An argument on twitter saw Becker call Kyrgios a ‘rat’, and in turn, the Australian said Becker was a ‘bigger doughnut than I thought.’
In the end, Becker, the youngest Wimbledon men’s champion ever, dared Kyrgios to fulfil his potential and win a major.
“I really would like to se @NickKyrgios fulfill his potential and win a grandslam! He would be an incredible role model for for the youth of the world addressing the issues of equality/race/heritage! Man up buddy and deliver! @atptour @ITF_Tennis,” the German said.
Why are you now talking about tennis? It has nothing to do with tennis? How about the dude who you are defending mans up and gives us some sort of explanation? Not another average management apology.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 30, 2020