‘You must have a boring life’ -  tennis badboy Nick Kyrgios hits out at journalist in wake of Nadal defeat
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‘You must have a boring life’ - tennis badboy Nick Kyrgios hits out at journalist in wake of Nadal defeat

Temperamental Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios was in no mood for niceties after losing to world number 2 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon yesterday.

The Spaniard eventually won by four sets during the fiery round two clash at centre court.

But the game will most likely be remembered for this incident:

Afterwards, when it was put to Kyrgios that drinking in Wimbledon’s Dog & Fox on the evening prior to the match might not have been the best preparation, he was having none of it.

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“You looked way too excited asking that question,” he fired back at the Times journalist.

“You must have a real boring life.”

Yesterday's events weren't the first brush with controversy for the 24 year-old.

During the 2015 Wimbledon tournament he threatened to quit following a disputed line call against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. In the next match against Juan Mónaco, he was heard saying "dirty scum" but was adamant the insult wasn’t directed at the umpire.

Tanking

Later, in 2017, he admitted that he had "probably" tanked at eight tournaments during his professional career, because on certain days he’d "rather be doing something else than play tennis".

He is regarded as one of the finest natural talents in the sport, with all the gifts to be far higher than his current ranking of 43rd  But his passion for tennis doesn’t exactly burn bright.

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“I'm a great tennis player, but I don't do the other stuff,” he conceded yesterday.

“I'm not the most professional guy. I won't train day in, day out. I won't show up every day.

"There are a lot of things I need to improve on to get to that level that Rafa brings, Novak, Roger have been doing for so long. Just depends how bad I want it. But, no, at the moment I don't think I can contend for a grand slam."