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Nick Kyrgios is never far from controversy.
And he is at it again, this time continuing his public feud with 16-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic on social media.
Kyrgios posted a photo on Instagram with controversial American tennis player Tennys Sandgren – who lost to Roger Federer in that epic quarter-final – with the caption: Tennys and I love Novak.
The 24-year-old has since changed that caption, but not before it was picked up on Twitter.
It is not the only player Kyrgios has taken a swipe at this Australian Open, after he became tangled in a war of words with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal ahead of their fourth round encounter.
Kyrgios turned up after midnight to watch Djokovic play in a doubles match for Serbia against France in the ATP Cup earlier this year, where he jeered the 32-year-old throughout the match from the stands.
The bad blood stems from Kyrgios’ scathing comments on a popular tennis podcast with a New York Times journalist last year.
“I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked,” Kyrgios said on the No Challenges Remaining Podcast.
“He just wants to be like Roger (Federer). For me personally — I don’t care right now, I’ve come this far — I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can’t stand him.
“This whole celebration thing (the ‘boob-throwing’ celebration towards the crowd) that he does after matches, it’s like so cringe-worthy. It’s very cringe-worthy.”
Originally published as Kyrgios image revives Djokovic feud