Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has blasted Australian Open organisers for selling tickets to a centre court practice match between Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic.
Tickets sold out in just 58 minutes for the exhibition between last year’s Wimbledon finalists this Friday night, priced at $20 with proceeds going to the Australian Tennis Foundation.
“Wow Nick Kyrgios is bad for the sport! Wow what a disgrace, a national embarrassment! How dare he sell out another stadium, the arrogance,” Kyrgios tweeted in response.
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It marks one of several practice sessions between top players on Rod Laver Arena, with Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev warming up for the season opening grand slam on Wednesday – though Djokovic left early…