The Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios has said that Australia’s tennis legends have a “sick obsession with tearing [him] down”.
The 27-year-old claimed he was “the outcast” of his compatriots before describing himself as an inspiration to others who have been surrounded by “negative headlines and clouds”.
It comes after the former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, 57, accused Kyrgios of “cheating, manipulation and abuse” at this year’s championships.
Kyrgios told a press conference on Friday that he had been snubbed by his compatriots, saying: “As for the greats of Australian tennis, they haven’t always been the nicest to me personally. They haven’t always been supportive. They haven’t been supportive these two weeks. So it’s hard for me to kind of read things that they say about me.”
He said Lleyton Hewitt, 41, was the country’s only champion to have stood by…