By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Thursday, November 30, 2023
Long-time feuding foes Nick Kyrgios and Piers Morgan come to an accord in a new interview.
Kyrgios shared a clip from his interview with Morgan set to air on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week.
The mercurial Aussie doubles down on past criticism of the TV host telling Morgan “Sometimes you are a bit of a di–, but I can be a dou— on the tennis court. I think we’re very alike.”
Bad blood between the pair bubbled to the social media surface at the 2016 Wimbledon after Andy Murray swept Kyrgios in straight sets, Morgan gloated over his compatriot’s win and took a parting shot at Kyrgios.
“Never seen an Australian sulk like Nick Kyrgios,” Morgan posted on X back when it was known as Twitter. “Normally ferocious proud competitors. Embarrassing to watch.
“Great job Andy Murray. As for you Nick Kyrgios, put your toys back in your pram and go home.”
Never one to shy away from trading trash talk, Kyrgios shot back “EAD” an acronym he acknowledged means “Eat a di–.”
In the latest episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored, Kyrgios concedes he loves playing the villain and spoiler roles in the sport.
“You feel like the bad guy in a movie, you feel like the villain,” Kyrgios said when asked his on-court feelings. “Every time I go on court and know I can spoil someone’s day—I love it.”
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