The brother of Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is making his own headlines this week.
It started on Monday, when Nick Kyrgios defeated Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva in round one of the Australian Open.
During the match, Kyrgios – who is known for his flamboyant on-court actions – was heard saying: “Tell your girlfriend to get out of my box”.
Many believed the message was for Nick’s brother Christos, who was watching the match with his partner Alicia Gowans.
And while the siblings have since denied the accusations, Sydney’s newest breakfast radio team Hughesy, Ed & Erin wanted to find out more.
Speaking on air, a 2Day FM producer revealed that Christos had asked to be reimbursed for an interview.
Apparently, after being offered $500 Kyrgios told the radio network: “I don’t think I’m in your budget”.
If 2Day FM is to be believed, Kyrgios’s final asking price was $20,000 – an offer that was scoffed at on air by the presenters.
“We can buy ads for that. He’d want to be entertaining,” Dave Hughes said.
“He’d have to do the whole hour. No deal. And let’s hope we still get our headline.”
Erin Molan was more open to the idea.
“But I said, it’s worth it because that’s the big story of the day,” she said.
“We’d never do something cheaply just for a headline. So I said, give him $500 or $1000 and I’ll pay half. Hughesy and I were going to go halves.”
In a further twist, Kyrgios appeared to respond to the presenters, leaving a stern message on social media.
“Remember your value is never based on the opinion of cheap people,” Kyrgios said in an Instagram photo og himself and his partner watching brother Nick’s second-round win last night.
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