Toni Nadal, ex-coach and uncle of Rafa Nadal, criticized the tennis player Nick Kyrgios after his disqualification of the Master 1000 of Rome after starring in one of the more bizarre actions who remember a tennis player in full match. The Australian was playing his second round match against Casper Ruud when, by a penalty from the judge after his protests in one of his decisions, he slammed the racket to the ground, kicked a bottle and, finally, threw a chair to the center of the track.
Toni Nadal considered Kyrgios as "An evil for tennis", adding that it has a dynamic "that hurts" and a "quite painful" attitude, in a statement to COPE. "The ATP has given him too much hype. He should make an effort to change his mentality. He struggles to assume the pressure of the competition. It does no good to the sport, "said Nadal's former coach.
Kyrigios, perhaps with irony or perhaps regretful of what happened in Rome, decided to answer after seeing these statements, assuring that "He will try to cleanse his act". A message accompanied with an emoticon of a wink.