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Kyrgios invites Nadal

Agence France-Presse

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Australian tennis maverick Nick Kyrgios invited Rafael Nadal to take part in a cozy video chat despite their stormy on-court relationship.

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

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

“Rafa, let’s do Instagram Live together. I am down with it. Rafael Nadal let’s do it,” the Australian wrote 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 No. 2 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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