Australian Open doubles champion Nick Kyrgios was caught up in a furious row with Bernard Tomic on Instagram on Wednesday where both argued who was the better player.
Tomic has now offered Kyrgios the chance to play him either in a tennis match or to face him in the boxing ring for a fee of one million dollars. Kyrgios has rejected the idea.
Tomic, who is currently ranked 418 in the world, has made the offer of one million dollars for either a game of tennis or a boxing match.
"At the end of the day, talk is cheap," Tomic told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"I'm ready to make it 2-0 whenever you want. Put your money where your mouth is.
"Let the public decide who is better. I'll beat you anywhere, any place. If not, shut your mouth and go back to playing doubles."
"I'll dominate you one-on-one," he added. "To not make excuses, I'll even play you on grass, whenever you want.
"You know what? Let's sort this out in the boxing ring. Put your gloves on, I'll dominate you there also. Let's see who's better once and for all."Tomic most recently lost in the first round of a $53,120 event in Mexico on the Challenger tour.
Kyrgios responded by saying Tomic would have to work his way up the rankings if they were to play each other at tennis again.
"BT, I’m still playing on the tour, my brother. I’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Kyrgios said.
"I’m actually in a grass court training block right now preparing for tournaments. Wimbledon and then US Open swing.
"I understand you’re at that Future and Challenger level right now but if you want to play me and you want to set this straight, just get back to the top of the sport.
"I’m right here, I’m not going anywhere. I still feel that I’m elite. I’m still beating some of the best in the world quite easily.
"I’ll be waiting for you and if you’re capable of playing a decent level of tennis, you’ll show that.
"There’s no need to go through the media (and) use my name to get relevant again. Let’s just see your results, stop living in the past and let’s play each other on the main tour.”
However, Kyrgios did not completely rule out a boxing match in the future.
"Maybe one day my brother we can later on when my career winds down," he added.
“But I’m too occupied at the moment bro, preparing for tournaments like Wimbledon and stuff. I hope everything is well, let’s put this to bed. I’ll verse you when I verse you if you can get back to the top and to the main tour.
“But as for now, I think you’ve got some bigger life challenges ahead brother, so best of luck."