The much-anticipated clash between two controversial figures of Australian tennis lived up to it's billing as Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios served up a match which had tennis fans in a spin on social media.
With victories over three grand slam champions already this summer, including world No.1 Simona Halep on Wednesday, Barty says she fears no one and looms as Australia's best hope in more than a decade to break Australia's 41-year women's title drought.
"If I was one of the top seeds, I'd be a bit anxious about him next week".
Tomic continued to bamboozle Kyrgios with off-pace shots and continually drew unforced errors as the match wrapped up in around an hour.
Tomic, on match point, prepared to unleash a serve in the standard overhead manner, only to completely deceive his opponent by cheekily flicked the ball between his legs, simultaneously distracting Kyrgios by rapidly bouncing another ball.
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"I guess I just have to raise my game a little bit", the Canberran said.
Like Kyrgios, now ranked 51, Tomic has fallen in and out of love with the sport.
"He won a title a year ago and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see... he looks happy, he looks healthy".
But the pair faced off in a low-key matchup that served as a useful warm-up for their respective campaigns at the upcoming Australian Open in Melbourne.
"I just count money, that's all I do".
A quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park in 2015, Kyrgios reached the fourth round a year ago before falling in a tight four-setter to third seed Grigor Dimitrov. However, Tomic finished the 2018 season on good terms as he won the Chengdu Open file and returned to the top-100. I need to be healthy to have a good year. He added: "I know this Australian Open is going to be big as well. and I can do a lot better than I've done in the past".