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Australian Open 2018: Andy Murray trolls Nick Kyrgios over latest Instagram post

885   //    24 Jan 2018, 12:45 IST

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What's the story?

Nick Kyrgios sparked interest not only from his fans but also his compatriot Andy Murray, who like any other friend, left no stone unturned in taking a cheeky dig at the Australian tennis star on Instagram.

Kyrgios was lamenting the Melbourne heat during the Australian Open, as he posted a picture of himself on Instagram. However, Andy Murray had different ideas.

Brothers 🐾🤲🏽 #Kingin

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In case you didn't know...

The Australian Open took off from the 10th of January 2018 and will continue till the 28th of the month. Sadly, however, tennis fans will not get to witness Andy Murray in form this year.

The former world no.1 and 5-time Australian Open finalist had to take a call and pull out of the 2018 Open, owing to a long-standing hip injury. The tennis star is now recuperating after a surgery and can be seen making use of his time on social media.

The heart of the matter

Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios have always shared a good rapport with one another, their bond clearly coming to the fore with the manner in which they both take digs at each other. Therefore, Instagram fans were in for a laugh riot after Murray was seen trolling Kyrgios for his recent post.

The Australian star posted a shirtless picture of himself with his dog while lying on a couch. Taking advantage of the opportunity to troll Nick, Murray's comment read "Pillow strategically placed to cover the gut?"

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Andy Murray found a unique way of trolling Kyrgios

This trending post and Murray's hilarious comment left fans in splits and also showed the bond that the two share. The Australian star has shown immense support for his recovering friend who could not take part in the year's first Grand Slam.

What's next?

Having given fans an insight into the constant trolls on each others' Instagram pages, it looks like many more rib-tickling comments are on their way from these two Tennis stars.

Author's take

Despite the on-court rivalry that all sportsmen and women engage in, it is always refreshing to see another side to the bonds they share off the court, thanks to social media.

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