Photographs of tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios leaving a London nightclub just hours after pulling out of the 2017 Wimbledon tennis tournament have left Australians furious, and none more so than Sunrise panellists Sam Armytage and Mark Baretta.
“A blonde and a brunette, no wonder he’s got dodgy hips” Armytage quipped on Thursday morning, before asking where Kyrgios’s girlfriend of one year, fellow tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic, was.
Baretta agreed, sarcastically commenting, “He wouldn’t have been dancing, obviously, because his hips are in a terrible way.”
It was then that fellow panellists David Koch and Natalie Barr came to the 22-year-old's defence, with Koch asking if the injury required him to live "like a monk".
Barr agreed, saying, "He's allowed to go out. Just because he's got sore hips doesn't mean he can't go out and have a beer."
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Kyrgios's outing came just 24 hours after fellow Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic bombed out of Wimbledon and told reporters he had thrown his first round match against Mischa Zverev by feigning in injury because he is "bored" with the game.