Alex de Minaur has been caught up in awkward scenes at a pre-Australian Open press conference, with the Aussie tennis star all-but gagged from talking about countryman Nick Kyrgios amid speculation of a rift.
The world No. 24 on Friday surprised a group of aspiring tennis stars in Carlton before fronting the media at a sponsors media call ahead of next week’s Australian Open.
But de Minaur was stopped from answering questions about Kyrgios – sparking fears of a feud between Australia’s top two male players.
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Asked by 9 News Melbourne reporter Braden Ingram what his relationship with Kyrgios was like at the moment, de Minaur didn’t get to answer before a media advisor promptly interjected, saying: “Hey guys let’s stop the…