American Reilly Opelka is the newest tennis star to cop a serve for venting his pre-Australian Open frustrations, claiming “no one feels welcome” in Melbourne.
Opelka wasn’t even among the many 72 gamers compelled into two weeks of laborious quarantine and was allowed to coach for as much as 5 hours for the Open and the week-long Melbourne Summer time Collection previous the season’s first grand slam.
However that didn’t cease the world No.40 from taking to social media for a moan.
“No one right here feels welcome. However its too late, I’ve flown the world over. Could be pointless for me to go dwelling now three days earlier than the AO,” Opelka mentioned when reminded he was beneath no obligation to compete.
“Properly im not going to go dwelling after all this. I didn’t notice the way it didn’t make sense for us to be in Australia in the primary place, until after I bought right here. By no means enjoyable being someplace you aren’t welcome.”
Regardless of copping some public backlash from followers calling him “egocentric” and telling him to “go dwelling”, Opelka did obtain assist from Nick Kyrgios’s coach Matt Reid.
“I’m pleased you got here Reilly,” Reid posted with an emoji of a face throwing a kiss.
Opelka’s whining comes every week after Australian Open match boss Craig Tiley reminded gamers that they had the chance to compete for a file $80 million in prize cash on the rescheduled slam.
First-round losers are assured $100,000 after Tennis Australia paid the invoice to fly in gamers from everywhere in the world for the Melbourne main.