Nick Kyrgios has emphatically hit back at Australian tennis legend Pat Rafter after he made remarks about his relationship with fellow players on tour.
Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis took the Australian Open by storm in 2022 when they teamed up and claimed the doubles crown.
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The duo, nicknamed the “Special Ks”, brought their flair to the court and had crowds up and off their feet all game long.
But Rafter said the way the pair conduct themselves on the court has ruffled feathers among those on tour and left them on the outside within the locker room.
Rafter appeared on the Australian Open: The Happy Slam podcast and labelled the doubles act as a “circus”.
“It’s an interesting one that is, because the players are really upset about it,” Rafter said.
“I don’t know how that operates…