Kyrgios tells rival Nadal: Let's do Instagram Live!

Rivals on the ATP Tour, Nick Kyrgios has entertained the idea of sharing an Instagram Live call with Rafael Nadal.

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael have endured a bitter relationship on court.   -  Getty Images

Australian tennis maverick Nick Kyrgios invited Rafael Nadal to take part in a cosy video chat on Sunday despite their stormy on-court relationship.

As the coronavirus has sent the tennis season into hibernation until July 13 at the earliest, a host of players have recently taken to social media for face-to-face exchanges.

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So, on Sunday, after the BBC had asked for suggestions as to the most sought-after facetimes, Kyrgios was quick to respond.

“Rafa lets do Instagram live together. I am down with it. Rafael Nadal let's do it,” wrote the Australian on Instagram.

Kyrgios and Nadal have endured a bitter relationship on court.

Last year, the 19-time Grand Slam winner accused the Australian of “lacking respect” after Kyrgios won a stormy encounter in Mexico.

Kyrgios responded by claiming the Spanish world number two was “super-salty”.

They met again at Wimbledon last summer when Nadal won but fumed after the Australian appeared to spear a ball directly at him.

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Nadal was asked about the Australian in Melbourne at the opening grand slam of 2020.

"I don't know [if I like him]. I don't know him personally, honestly, to have a clear opinion," Nadal said. "It's clear, of course, that when he does stuff that in my opinion is not good, I don't like."

(With inputs from Omnisport)

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