Nick Kyrgios has hit back at an Australian journalist for implying he would struggle playing against Serena Williams because he gave the likes of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal a run for their money.
Tony Jones of Channel Nine and 3AW was commenting on quotes from John McEnroe earlier this week that the American female tennis star would struggle in the men's game and be around the no. 700 ranking.
McEnroe's controversial comments have been the hot topic of discussion in the sport but Jones seemed to take it one step further by aiming a dig at Kyrgios.
"I agree with him on one point – I think she would beat Nick Krygios. I say that because she has a power game, there’s no doubt about that," Jones said.
"But he touched on something that is more important, especially when you’re playing something like Nick Kyrgios whose brittle above the shoulders – it’s a mind game as well.
"Her mental strength alone would see her get the better of someone like Nick Krygios – I’d back her in.”
Ouch, that might have been a little harsh on the Aussie 'bad boy' of tennis.
Unsurprisingly, Kyrgios was far from impressed and opted to defend himself with a couple of tweets.
"And, we have officially seen it all," he wrote on Twitter and posted a 'crying with laughter' emoji and an emoji of a man planting his hand on his face in despair.