Emma Raducanu sends new message to tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios

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Tennis rebel Nick Kyrgios has received support from British No.1 Emma Raducanu (Picture: Getty)

Emma Raducanu has sent a new message to tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios after she publicly supported him at Wimbledon 2022.

Kyrgios, who finished as runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles, is a controversial figure has faced criticism for for his antics on and off the court.

During this year’s Championships, the fiery Australian called a line judge a ‘snitch’, spat towards a spectator, faced jeers for an underarm serve, broke Wimbledon’s dress code and was branded an ‘evil bully’ by world No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

He is also facing an assault charge for an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari, which is said to have occurred in December 2021.

Kyrgios has received support from some players, with men’s doubles champion Max Purcell pointing towards his charity work through the NK Foundation and the 27-year-old also recently opening up about his mental health struggles.

British No.1 Raducanu appeared to show her public support for Kyrgios during the tournament by tweeting his initials alongside a magic wand emoji, to which he replied: ‘Appreciate the support!’

The 19-year-old world No.10 has now spoken out about the tweet and the reason behind why she posted it.

‘To me, he’s always been very kind and generous,’ Raducanu told the Evening Standard.

‘He was supporting me after Wimbledon last year, before the US Open, so the way he’s been with me, yeah, he’s been really nice. People definitely want to watch Nick.’

Kyrgios is set to earn millions from an upcoming Netflix documentary about his run to the Wimbledon final.

Nick Kyrgios is set to earn millions from an upcoming Netflix documentary (Picture: Getty/Instagram)

Nick Kyrgios is set to earn millions from an upcoming Netflix documentary (Picture: Getty/Instagram)

Raducanu, meanwhile, will be looking to reach her second-ever Grand Slam final when she heads to New York next month to defend her US Open crown.

She is set to team up with Russian coach Dmitry Tursunov ahead of Flushing Meadows, who will likely succeed Torben Beltz as her new permanent coach.

Speaking about the media pressure she has already faced and will continue to face, Raducanu added: ‘I am 19 years old and yes I have had attention, but I am a Slam champion.’

‘No one is going to take that away from me. If anything, the pressure’s on those who haven’t done that.’


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