– With AAP
Nick Kyrgios appears to have burnt his Davis Cup bridges by having a second dig at Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt.
Kyrgios declined to back Bernard Tomic’s criticism of the tennis great during a press conference on Tuesday. But then he decided social media was a better place to make his feelings known.
On Wednesday night, Kyrgios posted a screenshot on Instagram of Hewitt doing television sideline commentary from young Aussie tennis star Alex de Minaur’s players’ box during his second round win.
Kyrgios posted a poll to his followers, asking whose match Hewitt was watching.
He provided two options: “Demon” and “No one else”. (Demon is Alex de Minaur’s nickname.)
Kyrgios removed the post not long after it appeared but it added weight to Tomic's comments that there was a rift in the Davis Cup camp.
After losing to Croatian Marin Čilić on Monday, Tomic chose to talk instead about Hewitt and the Davis Cup.
“No one likes him anymore,” he told the media.