Angry tennis fans accuse bad boy Nick Kyrgios of disrespecting Roger Federer’s emotional last game with his Instagram post which took a shot at Novak Djokovic

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  • Roger Federer retires after winning 20 Grand Slams and six Australian Open
  • Playing last in the Rod Laver Cup, he left the game as champion.
  • Kyrgios’ post about Federer’s retirement earned the ire of many fans
  • Although the missing detail from his post dramatically changes the perspective

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is once again polarizing online, this time for comments made about retired legend Roger Federer – but does it seem so?

Reports have emerged showing a partial image of a Kyrgios Instagram story with an image of Federer and fellow tennis heavyweights Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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The picture shows Nadal crying and Djokovic smiling and clapping respectfully.

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Full Instagram story posted by Kyrgios, including the top message that was cropped by some media outlets

Kyrgios posted an Instagram Story that included this comment: ‘Novak knows his chance for a slam is better now. Rafa fell apart.

The Serbian champion and Kyrgios have had differences in the past, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Kyrgios defended the former world No 1 when Australian authorities barred him from playing the 2022 Australian Open due to his vaccination status.

Roger Federer emotional with Rafael Nadal after he retires from tennis

Roger Federer emotional with Rafael Nadal after he retires from tennis

Fans were quick to seize on Kyrgios’ latest post, attacking Federer for disrespecting his retirement and attacking the champion players who stood by him during his farewell at the inaugural Laver Cup on Saturday.

‘There will be no one to cry when NK retires. Until they are tears of joy,’ posted a Twitter user named Amy.

‘Once a fool always an idiot. Some of you need to be reminded,’ added a profiler named Audrey.

‘Can’t believe he has the guts to say this!!! It was such an emotional evening and he thinks it’s fair honestly, what an idiot,’ posted another.

However, Granthshala Australia can state that only a portion of the Instagram post was published by some media outlets.

The full picture included the opening message ‘Goodbye King’ in honor of Federer, which was cropped in some reports.

Kyrgios also posted several photos of himself and Federer from previous years with the message: ‘No one will ever play a game like you. Enjoy it @rogerfederer……was an honour.’

‘Blessed to be able to see this court level a couple of times. Thanks, ‘Kyrgios’ brother Christos added.

Kyrgios posted a touching message to Federer and a series of photos of them together

Kyrgios posted a touching message to Federer and a series of photos of them together

Federer and Kyrgios played each other seven times in the Swiss champion’s illustrious career, with the Aussies winning only once in a three-set tight win at the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid in 2015.

Federer retired not only as one of the greatest tennis players of the Open era, with 20 Grand Slam titles, including six Australian Open, but as one of the most humble and adored champions on the circuit.

He played his final match with Nadal in a doubles match at the Laver Cup, where he lost 4–6 7–6 (7–2) 11–9 to rising stars Frances Tiafoe and Jacques Sock in London.

Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer speak after the Rally for Relief bushfire appeal event at Rod Laver Arena on January 15, 2020 in Melbourne

Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer speak after the Rally for Relief bushfire appeal event at Rod Laver Arena on January 15, 2020 in Melbourne

There were emotional scenes afterward as Federer and Nadal cried and hugged each other. There is no certainty of Nadal returning to the ATP tour after his US Open loss and history of injuries.

“It’s been a perfect journey,” Federer said again, crying during an on-court interview.

‘I’ll do it all over again. It’s been a wonderful day. I told people that I am happy, not sad.

‘I’m so glad I got it done. The match was great and it was great.

‘Here’s Rafa and all the greats – Rocket (Rod Laver), Stephen Edberg – thank you.’

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