On Wednesday at the Kooyong Classic exhibition event, Tomic pulled out a trick-shot serve to seal the 6-3, 6-4 win.
Serving for the contest in the second set, world number 85 Tomic moved into his service stance before chipping one ball over the net while still bouncing another, catching Kyrgios, the umpire and spectators completely off guard.
While the encounter was largely played in good spirits, Tomic won the encounter 6-3, 6-4 in controversial fashion. At least that's the hope - Tomic also expressed a concern that Kyrgios might not take the match entirely seriously and as such his ability to complete his preparations for Melbourne Park will be affected.
"I don't think there has ever been a player like BT", Kyrgios told SBS post-match, per the AAP.
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"He won a title past year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum".
Tomic's first set was nearly flawless, while Kyrgios looked a little underdone and struggled to find some rhythm early on.
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Kyrgios said there was plenty for Australian fans to cheer about in the men's draw, with his Kooyong rival Bernard Tomic back in form and world No.29 Alex de Minaur leading the local charge. He broke the world No. 51 Kyrgios in the fourth game of the first set to win it 6-3.
Now ranked 85, Tomic finished the year in style with an ATP title in China.
"I've been doing all the right things for next week, ticked all the boxes, got the body right".
"I thought not, Bernie Tomic - until yesterday".
"His game wasn't on song yesterday, I've got to be honest". "My target is to make another Grand Slam quarter-final, maybe even a semi".
"It is great to see him back out here as I know he was going through some rough times".