Pavicï¿½s comments come after Daniil Medvedev criticised sections of the Australian Open crowd following his singles win over Kyrgios on Thursday.
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ï¿½They are pretty loud,ï¿½ Pavic said of the home fans. ï¿½Obviously they cheer for Aussies. It wouldnï¿½t hurt them to show some respect to all opponents, to other players.
ï¿½We saw yesterday also with Medvedev how it was. Thatï¿½s how they are here. Weï¿½re used to that. But like I said, it wouldnï¿½t hurt them to show some respect.ï¿½
Kyrgios later claimed the fiery nature of the clash spilled over into the playersï¿½ gym, with the coach and trainer of the Croatian duo allegedly threatening to fight him.
ï¿½Just letting you know after yesterdayï¿½s chop fest in doubles my opponents coach and trainer proceeded to threaten to fight in the players gym,ï¿½ Kyrgios said on Twitter.
ï¿½Tennis is a soft soft sport @TKokkinakis all because I moved and hit them with a tennis ball.ï¿½
Pavic and Mektic lost the first set 10-8 in a tiebreak before the Australians took the second set 6-3 to advance to the third round, to the delight of the boisterous crowd in the Kia Arena.
ï¿½It all went very fast, very loud,ï¿½ said Mektic. ï¿½We barely survived yesterday just to fight another day. It looks like, just the guys played really well. Theyï¿½re a nasty team to beat here and thatï¿½s it. We just fell short.ï¿½