Fact v fiction: what Tomic got right in Hewitt rant

Cilic downs Tomic

Cilic downs Tomic

Hewitt responded to that extraordinary claim by declaring Tomic has thrown both Kyrgios and Kokkinakis under the bus by leaving them to face questions from the media about the rift following their round one matches on Tuesday.

"No one likes him any more", Tomic said of Hewitt after his 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) loss to Marin Cilic.

"It just sucks to see some of the people there doing the wrong things".

Tomic said he, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis would only consider returning to play Davis Cup when "the best players in Australia" were being selected to play the singles rubbers. He's playing all these matches and stuff like this.

"I don't think that there is a rift", Hewitt said.

Hewitt used to hate Tennis Australia. Now he loves them.

The Indians are now thumping a hapless Ozzie team on their own turf (a number of unwanted records stand out), but let's focus on the tennis saga that has Australia up in arms at the moment.

Ebden said "there's clearly some issues that need to be addressed with the players and Tennis Australia, with Davis Cup and the players and the group as a whole".

Of course, no mention of dickhead Ozzie players is complete without a look at Nick Kyrgios, who was asked about Tomic's comments at a press conference yesterday.

He denied there was an issue with his Davis Cup selections and the treatment of different players, particularly Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

"Like, I'm available. That's all I got to say".

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"Go away. I thought he'd retired, like, why are you still in tennis", Tomic said.

On Monday night, it turned out to be a case of new coach, same approach for Tomic, as he launched a scathing attack on Hewitt.

"All these guys that got wildcards are under a system". There is Jordan Thompson. there are guys out there that are showing how important it is for Lleyton to be in there.

"They're all under his wing, under the management company". Regardless of what the situation is I don't think it's the right thing to do.

Kyrgios was asked what he made of Tomic's comments on Tuesday night after his straight-sets loss to Milos Raonic, delivering a weird response that didn't do much to shut down the allegations.

"He doesn't put the players first from what I hear in the past year".

Tomic also took aim at at Hewitt for playing himself in Davis Cup doubles matches.

"For me I love being a part and helping the Australian players as much as possible". I think those comments are not warranted comments. You saw that in his playing career and he's doing it as Davis Cup captain. Myself, Kokkinakis, Kyrgios. I think once that sort of gets resolved we'll see.

"Honestly bro, I don't really care". I've always wanted to play Davis Cup.

His wild claims that Hewitt has been promoting players tied to his own management company have since received widespread condemnation from the Aussie tennis fraternity...

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