Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios made headlines over the weekend with his tweet that laughed off the Australian news article that suggested he “flopped” in his performances to claim the national title.
The Australian news site made the headline "Nick Kyrgios flops in historic title bid," much to the dismay of CEO of Tennis SA Steve Baldas.
Baldas took out his frustration using social media outlet Twitter where he took a screenshot of the news article and posted with the following caption:
"This is what's wrong w/ Australian media. @NickKyrgios makes @ATPWorldTour 1000 final, beats Nadal, & this is the headline - "flops" - what?"
Despite his loss, Kyrgios made a name for himself on the world stage of tennis and made many highlights en route to his eventual elimination, including the victory against one of the greatest players of all time in Rafael Nadal.
In the end, Kyrgios was eventually beaten by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, however, the man from Down Under established himself as a top performer who earned much respect, or so he thought.
Kyrgios also took his frustration out on Twitter in the form of humor as he quoted Baldas' tweet of support with the short and simple caption: "Haha typical Australian media."
You can see the tweet below.
The tweet has already been met with much enthusiastic support, as it already 375 retweets and over 2,000 likes in just a couple of days.
Many have tweeted at Kyrgios in support of his performances as the top replies pertain to congratulating him for being able to laugh off the criticism, while others say criticism is something we can never fully get away from, and whether its fair or not, it is something that needs to be dealt with.
Although Kyrgios may not have won the tournament, he certainly did win Twitter for the day, something the fans will always enjoy.
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