Kyrgios hopes to end Wawrinka feud

Controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he hopes to bury the hatchet with rival Stan Wawrinka now that they will play on the same International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) team.

Kyrgios and Wawrinka have been at odds since August, when the former insulted the latter during a match in Montreal. The 20-year-old told Wawrinka that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with his girlfriend, WTA tour player Donna Vekic.

Both players line-up for Singapore Slammers in the IPTL on Friday, but Kyrgios says their personal issues will not affect the team's performance.

"We haven't obviously talked at all. I think whatever has happened has happened,” he told Seven Sport.

“I think we've got one goal, he's a great player and he's obviously going to be the main guy for our team, so I'm going to do everything I can, whether that’s me being on the bench, you know doing whatever I can to warm him up or whatever.

“Here, I think we all want to win and hopefully we can put everything aside and just do that."

The Slammers are currently second on the tournament table, but have a game in hand on the first-placed Indian Aces.

They face UAE Royals on Friday and the Aces on Saturday, in the fifth and final leg of the tournament at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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