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Roger Federer on Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic: 'I have no more advice for them'

International Business Times (AU) logoInternational Business Times (AU) 10/03/2017 Sai Mohan

Roger Federer of Switzerland during a practice session on day four of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. © Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Roger Federer of Switzerland during a practice session on day four of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. Roger Federer, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, has no more advice for Australian bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic, who continue to be in the news for the wrong reasons.

Earlier this month, Tomic withdrew from the Mexico Open in Acapulco due to the “unbearable” heat while Kyrgios entered a war of words with fans.

Since the start of the 2017 ATP season, both Aussies have suffered numerous meltdowns, a trend that has followed them since the previous year. 

Kyrgios, after serving a suspension for tanking a match in Shanghai last October, was booed out of Melbourne Park by his own fans during January's Australian Open for his customary antics that includes swearing and racquet abuse. Unfortunately, neither player has shown signs of mental growth.

“I would not really comment on this as they (Kyrgios and Tomic) already have enough number of people telling them what to do and what not to do. And I am sure everybody is already sick and tired of all this right now. I actually think we have a great group of players coming up in the next generation and the good thing is that the ATP is actually promoting all of them," Federer said after his second-round loss in last week's Dubai Open, via Tennis World

Federer added that tennis fans have a lot to look forward to over the next decade.

"I think that is really exciting and there are a lot of good players there too. I also had to learn in the beginning. So, they (the new players) also have to learn and get around and find for themselves things like which tournament they want to play, how many tournaments is enough, how much is not enough. This is a constant evolution and they need to just get it right. I’ve commented enough on so many players and maybe I will do that again in the future. But this is not the right time right now," said the Swiss master, who captured his 18th Grand Slam during the 2017 Australian Open.

Roger Federer is currently in Indian Wells to partake in the BNP Paribas Open, the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tourney of the new season. Amazingly, it’s the first time ever that Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been drawn in the same quarter.

The three modern day tennis greats have dominated the Indian Wells even, winning 12 of the past 13 titles. Only on of the three has the chance to make the final four.

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