Nick Kyrgios Turns Down Bernard Tomic Million Dollar Challenge

Kyrgios named Tomić the most hated athlete in Australia when the pair exchanged barbs about who the best player was on Instagram on Wednesday night.

Tomic, who won his only pro bout at Koyong in 2019, responded to the pitch by offering to shell out a million dollars for a one-on-one contest.

“At the end of the day, talk is cheap,” Tomic told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I am ready to make the score 2-0 whenever you want. Keep your money to yourself.”

“Let the public decide who is better. I’ll beat you anywhere, anywhere. If not, shut your mouth and get back to pairing.

“I will dominate you one on one,” he added. “In order not to make excuses, I will even play with you on the grass whenever you want.

“You know? Let’s deal with this in the boxing ring. Put on gloves, I dominate you there too. Let’s see who’s better, once and for all.”

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Kyrgios did not rule out that one day a boxing match would take place, but said that the 418th number in the world would have to rise again in the rankings in order to enter the court with him.

“I’m still on tour, my brother. I have bigger things to do,” the world number 76 said in an Instagram video.

“If you want to play with me and want to fix it, just go back to the top of the sport. I’m right here, I’m not going anywhere.”

Kyrgios won his first Grand Slam doubles title at the Australian Open this year and also reached the quarterfinals of the $8.5 million singles tournament in Indian Wells.

Former prodigy Tomic, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals as a teenager, most recently lost in the first round of a $53,120 tournament in Mexico on the second tier Challenger Tour.