Nick Kyrgios says Bernard Tomic has "lost his way" and that it's unfair to lump him in the same category as Australia's fallen tennis star.
He's been Australia's best Davis Cup performer since legendary warrior Lleyton Hewitt, but Bernard Tomic is now "a long way off" a national recall after losing control in 2017.
Daria Gavrilova is drawing little consolation from entering the tennis record books and achieving another career-high ranking after losing the longest recorded women's match in US Open history.
Nick Kyrgios still hopes to lead Australia in next month's Davis Cup semi-finals despite a shoulder injury conspiring to cut short his US Open campaign in New York.
Bernard Tomic is vowing to fight to save his career as he faces the humiliating prospect of having to qualify for the Australian Open following a disastrous first-round US Open loss in New York.
Ashleigh Barty will soar above Samantha Stosur in the world rankings after continuing her hot run with a watershed win over seven-times grand slam champion Venus Williams at the Cincinnati Open.