Nick Kyrgios reignites feud with Boris Becker as he calls the former tennis champion a ‘little groupie’ who ‘lingers around like a bad smell’
- Nick Kyrgios has called Boris Becker ‘desperate’ in their latest social media tirade
- The 52-year-old poked Kyrgios after he posted a throwback to the Laver Cup
- The Australian said the former German champion was ‘hating like a little groupie’
- The pair have endured a long-lasting feud through 2020 stretching back to June
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has reignited his fight with six-time grand slam winner Boris Becker with a scathing attack on social media.
The 25-year-old posted a throwback photo to his time playing with Team World in the Laver Cup on Wednesday, sparking the German legend to rile his up.
Kyrgios captioned the post ‘different breed’, before Becker commented ‘in your dreams’.
The world number 42 bounced back at the 52-year-old, commenting that Becker was ‘hating like a little groupie’.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured at the Laver Cup) has called Boris Becker ‘desperate’ in their latest social media tirade
‘Lingering around like a bad smell, maybe hoping to get more likes and follows. Unfortunately never be as influential,’ Kyrgios wrote.
He wasn’t finished on Instagram, with Kyrgios blasting Becker again on Twitter on Thursday morning.
‘He’s gone from wanting to coach me, obviously for his desperate need of a pay check, to hating on my Instagram. Strange world we live in,’ Kyrgios posted.
Becker went bankrupt in 2017, with Kyrgios saying ‘nope’ to his offer to coach him in 2019.
The pair have endured a consistent online feud in 2020, as Kyrgios has been outspoken of tennis stars and their behaviour amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He famously called rival player Alex Zverev ‘selfish’ after footage emerged of the world number seven breaching social distancing to go dancing in a club in Monte Carlo.
Boris Becker (pictured) took aim at Kyrgios after he posted a throwback photo of the Laver Cup
The incident sparked Becker to label Kyrgios a ‘rat’.
‘Don’t like no #rats ! Anybody telling off fellow sportsman/woman is no friend of mine! Look yourself in the mirror and think your better than us,’ Becker tweeted.
‘Boris Becker is a bigger doughnut than I thought,’ Kyrgios replied. ‘Can hit a volley, obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed though.’
Kyrgios continued to tweet through the US Open, which he elected not to play in like several other top ranking players due to concerns relating to COVID-19.
He was critical of Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who reached the semi finals in New York, sparking Becker to take aim at the young Aussie.
‘Nick Kyrgios should really shut up,’ Becker told Eurosport.
‘He has become a loudspeaker, criticizes other players and doesn’t do anything himself. I don’t know athletes like that.’
Kyrgios warms up wearing his La Lakers jersey in memory of Kobe Bryant before his fourth tound clash with Rafael Nadal at the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne on January 27