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Nick Kyrgios has been slammed by a rising Canadian tennis star who said he 'could never be friends with him'.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, 18, defeated Kyrgios at the Queen's tournament in London on Thursday, before going on a scathing rant about the Australian tennis bad boy.

Meanwhile Kyrgios, 24, was slapped with a $25,000 fine after a series of heated exchanges with the umpires in his first and second round matches.

Following Kyrgios' usual display of unsportsmanlike behaviour throughout their match, Auger-Aliassime kept his cool to win in straight sets 6-7 7-6 7-5.

'I think he's a good tennis player, but I could never be friends or close to a person like that,' he said in an interview with Tennis Life Media.

'Beyond that, if I wasn't a tennis player - for example, if we knew each other at school or whatever - he's not someone I would be friends with or hang out with. So you have to look at two things. There's the tennis player, and there's the person. I don't really feel like associating with a person like that.'


Although Auger-Aliassime made it clear he wasn't a fan of Kyrgios' attitude, he did admit that he admires the hot headed Aussie's tennis prowess.

'All I have to say, really, about a person like that is that I admire what he does on the court. He's a very good player. His tennis qualities are incredible.'

Kyrgios, 24, was slapped with a $25,000 fine after a series of heated exchanges with the umpires in his first and second round matches at the Queen's Club in London last week.

The world number 40 was handed fines of $3,600 and $7,200 for two offences in his match against Spaniard Carballes Baena.

Auger-Aliassime has earned himself the nickname King Felix - making the players' rivalry all the more fiery considering Kyrgios refers to himself as 'King Kyrgios' on Instagram.

The controversial player was hit with hefty punishment for unsportsmanlike conduct on Friday, adding to the list of misdemeanours that have plagued him throughout his career.
Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7169435/I-never-friends-Teenage-tennis-sensation-unleashes-Nick-Kyrgios.html
 

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FAA is a nice guy kiddo, he sees NK (probably rightfully) as a moody guy, bullying tendencies possibly even... but still FAA has no issues to speak his mind and has the conviction to speak out like this, which one could also view as slightly rude in how he emphasized not seing NK as friend quality.
 

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For once that website didn't twist words that were said in order to receive some attention. This is translated from an interview that Felix did in french after their match. It totally makes sense too, these 2 have polar opposite values/personalities.
 

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Oh boy, I would have been more careful about sharing my thoughts on Kyrgios publicly. Cant wait for their next match.
 

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Most people will probably agree with FAA, but that's because for some reason a lot of people can't understand that some people can be absolute bellends in competition but completely different outside of it, like I doubt Troicki goes around in the streets yelling and gesturing like a madman when he doesn't agree with someone.

What you see on court does not show their actual personality, you honestly think Fedalovic love everywhere they go, think every tournament is great and every crowd is amazing like they say in nearly every on-court interview?

Also I highly doubt Murray would have any association with Kyrgios if he was the sort of person he gives people the impression of when he plays.
 

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I am not sure why players consistently overpraise their opponents. I don't think that Nick Kyrgios has "incredible" qualities. I think he has an excellent quality is his serve and some other good qualities, but he is hardly incredible.

Perhaps Felix Auger-Aliassime is just trying to soften the interview.
 

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Oh boy, I would have been more careful about sharing my thoughts on Kyrgios publicly. Cant wait for their next match.

“Careful about sharing your thoughts” ummm please stop acting like such a ? I doubt nick is fuming just because someone doesn’t like him. He has so many haters rooting against him, it’s not like FAA even said anything remotely controversial. What is Kyrgios gonna do? Beat FAA for not being his friend. So childish
 

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Funny enough that one of his best friends growing up is this Charlotte Robillard girl who was close to Top 150 but just decided to stop playing tennis because she didn't care anymore and rather wanted to date some trash hockey players. Don't know why he could say something like that.
 

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Oh so young, so naive. No matter. Felix will learn his PR craft soon enough.
 

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Funny enough that one of his best friends growing up is this Charlotte Robillard girl who was close to Top 150 but just decided to stop playing tennis because she didn't care anymore and rather wanted to date some trash hockey players. Don't know why he could say something like that.
By close to the top 150, you mean career high ranking of 532?
 

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Well. Their personalities are indeed opposites. In a university setting, Nick would be a frat boy and Felix a study nerd.

Funny enough that one of his best friends growing up is this Charlotte Robillard girl who was close to Top 150 but just decided to stop playing tennis because she didn't care anymore and rather wanted to date some trash hockey players. Don't know why he could say something like that.
:lol: This has nothing to do with this.
 

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Well. Their personalities are indeed opposites. In a university setting, Nick would be a frat boy and Felix a study nerd.

Funny enough that one of his best friends growing up is this Charlotte Robillard girl who was close to Top 150 but just decided to stop playing tennis because she didn't care anymore and rather wanted to date some trash hockey players. Don't know why he could say something like that.
<img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="lol" class="inlineimg" /> This has nothing to do with this.

It has because he acts like Kyrgios has some kind of bad personality while he's friends with people who are significantly worse.
 

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Oh so young, so naive. No matter. Felix will learn his PR craft soon enough.
Despite me not agreeing with him I'm glad FAA said it and I hope he carries on the same through his career, it's refreshing hearing this from him or what Tsitsipas said about FAA himself, gives us a much better insight into a professional's true thoughts and opinions.
 

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Funny enough that one of his best friends growing up is this Charlotte Robillard girl who was close to Top 150 but just decided to stop playing tennis because she didn't care anymore and rather wanted to date some trash hockey players. Don't know why he could say something like that.
At least she stopped knowing she doesnt have the passion for tennis that is very different from someone doing it when they clearly dont like it.
 

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It has because he acts like Kyrgios has some kind of bad personality while he's friends with people who are significantly worse.
? Do you know Charlotte Robillard personally? Because what you just said proves absolutely nothing. It's not a crime to become uninterested in a sport and do something else.
 
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