Nick Kyrgios says his days of having a tumultuous relationship with Novak Djokovic are over, and it is now 'a bromance.'
Kyrgios will play Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday, after he himself was granted a walkover due to Rafael Nadal's withdrawal through injury.
He has been very critical of Djokovic in the past, though he has been critical of most people.
However, if anyone is expecting some personal animosity between the players in Sunday's Wimbledon final, they are likely to get a surprise.
"We definitely have a bit of a bromance now, which is weird," Kyrgios said of his relationship with Djokovic.
"We actually message each other on DMs in Instagram now and stuff. It's real weird.
"Actually, like, earlier in the week, he was like, 'Hopefully I'll see you Sunday.'
"I think everyone knows there was no love lost for a while there. I think it was healthy for the sport. I think every time we played each other, there was hype around it.
"It was interesting for the media, the people watching, all that."
Novak Djokovic has also mentioned his new and improved relationship with Nick Kyrgios before, and it seems to stem from the Australian Open this year.
Kyrgios was one of the few tennis names prepared to publicly support Djokovic in his fight against deportation over a messy vaccination row.
"I felt like I was almost the only player and someone to stand up for him with all that kind of drama at Australian Open.
"I feel like that's where respect is kind of earned. Not on the tennis court, but I feel like when a real life crisis is happening and someone stands up for you [it matters more]"
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