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Nick Kyrgios reignites war of words with Bernard Tomic – then has a nap courtside in Dubai

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Nick Kyrgios reignites war of words with Bernard Tomic – then has a nap courtside in Dubai

Nick Kyrgios has reignited his war of words with fellow Aussie tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic – then slept through a World Tennis League match after Novak Djokovic pulled out of their clash

The feud between tennis bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic has been reignited after a fan took to Twitter to ask about the allocation of wildcard spots ahead of next month’s Australian Open.

On Thursday, Tennis Australia confirmed that Alexei Popyrin, Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata do not need to qualify for the men’s singles draw.

When a Twitter user suggested Tomic, 30, deserved a wildcard at Melbourne Park, Kyrgios replied: ‘Hahahahaha HE’S NOT.’

Fallen star Tomic, ranked 462 in the world, has yet to respond publicly.

However, given the pair’s colorful history – including the suggestion that they settle their differences in a boxing ring as well as a ‘winner takes all’ tennis match worth $1million – a response is unlikely to be far off.

Wimbledon finalist Kyrgios, 27, is currently in Dubai competing in the World Tennis League exhibition tournament.

The feud between tennis bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic has been reignited after a fan took to Twitter ahead of the Australian Open

The feud between tennis bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic has been reignited after a fan took to Twitter ahead of the Australian Open

After Novak Djokovic withdrew from his exhibition match in Dubai against Kyrgios, the Aussie showman pretended to take a nap courtside (pictured)

After Novak Djokovic withdrew from his exhibition match in Dubai against Kyrgios, the Aussie showman pretended to take a nap courtside (pictured)

His much-anticipated showdown with Novak Djokovic did not take place after the Serbian superstar withdrew due to illness at the last minute.

Many supporters are unhappy, with tickets being overpriced in the eyes of many.

Kyrgios still entertained the crowd, pretending to take a nap courtside at one stage.

‘I’m a huge fan of the team atmosphere, I think it’s pretty cool,’ Kyrgios said when asked about the World Tennis League format.

‘It’s a great experience for the fans and the players, the team aspect gives tennis a bit of a different dynamic.’

This was the year Kyrgios finally delivered on his potential.

Apart from his impressive exploits at the All England Club, he also won the Australian Open doubles title with good partner Thanasi Kokkinakis and reached quarter-finals at US Open.

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Kyrgios will return to Australia after Christmas to play in the inaugural United Cup, starting on December 29.

Matches will be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.