Is the temperature cooling around one of the spiciest feuds in Australian sport?
It certainly seems that way, with Bernard Tomic extending an olive branch to long-time foe Nick Kyrgios.
Tomic, whose world ranking has slipped all the way down to 468, posted a message to Kyrgios on his Instagram account wishing the showman a quick recovery from his knee surgery.
“Despite our differences we go way back. Wish (Nick Kyrgios) a quick recovery. Hope to see him back on the circuit soon,” Tomic wrote.
Kyrgios was forced to pull out of the Australian Open on day one of the tournament before he could even hit a ball.
He immediately underwent an arthroscopic procedure to clean up his lateral meniscus and remove a paralabral cyst.
Kyrgios posted a message to his fans on his Instagram account following the successful surgery.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to get back to my best,” he wrote.
“To the real ones checking in and sending the vibes … I love you.”
It’s unclear where Tomic sits on the “real ones” rankings.
The feud between Kyrgios and Tomic dates back years and was active as recently as last month.
It was then Tomic was overlooked for both main draw and qualifying wildcards for this year’s Open, to which a fan posted on Twitter that the Queenslander “surely” deserved one.
Kyrgios then chimed in, tweeting “Hahahahaha NO HE DOESNT”.
Also last year, Kyrgios was asked during an Instagram Q&A if he would consider an exhibition match against Tomic.
He responded by saying:
“TBH (to be honest), don’t think I wanna make him relevant anymore. I’m not gonna bother with someone 800 in the world. But all the best.”
Originally published as Australian Open Day 10 live scores: Schedule, order of play, highlights, results