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Nick Kyrgios involved in Twitter row with tennis journalist

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By the looks of things, Nick Kyrgios and reporter Ben Rothenberg are at it once again. 

The pair have been known to exchange insults and digs between each other in the past, but it appears that their off-the-court dispute has sparked once again. 

Rothenberg, the senior tennis correspondent for the New York Times, is no stranger to a little bit of controversy and picking fights with the professionals of the game. 

In recent times, Rothenberg made a dig at the up-and-coming Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.

However, the Greek tennis player took to Twitter to address the backlash he was receiving. 

“It’s amazing of how many different sounds you can hear while walking in (the) New York City. Just close your eyes and absorb!” Tsitsipas shared. 

However, it appears that a rivalry is starting to develop between the Australian and Greek player based on the comments that Tsitsipas had been making in the media. 

When asked about Kyrgios, Tsitsipas said the following: “Everybody knows who Kyrgios is, let’s be honest.

“I know some people see these things I do as something weird, writing all these tweets that make no sense.

 Nick Kyrgios in action at the US Open

“It’s not sitting in my room playing video games, Fortnite like someone does (dig at Kyrgios). It’s better going outside and creating something rather than just sitting inside playing video games for the whole day, which I did before and now see no point in doing.”

Following this, the Greek player released a video of himself which highlighted his skills and best attributes and led to the likes of Rothenberg and Kygrios inevitably having their say about it. 

The Australian sarcastically replied to one of Rothenberg's tweets which sparked an insults match between the pair. 

Read the Twitter beef below.

Aside from the online drama, Kyrgios is set to take on Pierre-Hugues Herbert as his next opponent at the US Open.

Should he beat the Frenchman, it is likely that Kyrgios will take on Roger Federer in the next round. 

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