Nick Kyrgios may not play in the Rio Olympics after his unfavorable behavior.
The tennis bad boy has recently been involved in verbal arguments with umpires. He has been caught mouthing foul words sports officials. He even got an ATP suspension.
The latest was him launching a social media tirade against Australian Olympic Committee chef de mission Kitty Chiller.
Chef de mission Kitty Chiller has previously called out Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios for their unfavorable behavior during the games towards officials.
With these problems, he might have just given away his chance at representing Australia at the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Fellow Bernard Tomic’s withdrew even before the committee announced their list of players. Tomic cited his ‘busy schedule’ as the reason. After Tomic’s withdrawal, Kyrgios defiantly dared the committee.
“If you don’t want two of the best players in Australia to represent your country, so be it,” the 21-year old reacted to the warning.
Regarding the World No 20’s reaction, Kitty Chiller has said it simply shows that Kyrgios may not be the Olympian they’re looking for.
“I think some of Nick’s comments in social media have shown that maybe he doesn’t understand what it means to be an Australian Olympian. It is not just about winning on the court, it’s about how you go about it,” Chiller commented in an ESPN report.
However, it seems Nick has found a team to defend him in the form of Tennis Australia. President Steve Healy has commended the 21-year for his behavior’s marked improvement.
“Since the disciplinary action taken against Nick last year he’s made a concerted effort to improve his performance and behavior, and full credit to him,” Healy said in a Reuters report.
The Australian Olympic committee is set to release its roster of Olympians for the tennis category in the coming days. Whether Nick Kyrgios is in or not is yet to be known.