Nick Kyrgios: ‘Was deemed disrespectful’


Stefanos Tsitsipas has been establishing himself as one of the great figures of the ATP circuit. The 24-year-old Greek tennis player and current number three in the world seems to have a very good relationship with his colleagues on tour. In an interview with a medium in his country, he referred to three of them, and he did it in a different way. He considers one the best tennis player in the world, another a good friend and the last one with an atypical personality that undermined their relationship. Of Novak Djokovic, his rival at the Australian Open, he assured that he “is one of the best players at the moment and has not yet reached his limit.” He was later asked, who is your best friend on tour?, to which he replied: “I had a good friendship with (Dominic) Thiem, but he got injured and was absent for a long time. He is a very nice guy, we had a great time together. He is an excellent player, one of the few to have beaten the Big-3 on several occasions, also present in finals for the big titles. A kind guy, I like his character and personality.” On the other hand, he referred to the Australian Nick Kyrgios, with whom he had a dispute in his last chapter: “He destroyed him, I did nothing. He was just trying to play and someone on the other end of the net was asking for trouble, making antics of him. He depends on which foot he wakes up with every day”. Although the Greek has had a couple of incidents with his work team, especially with his father, due to his way of exploding during matches, he has stayed away from these with his colleagues, with the exception of that chapter with the always controversial Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios reacts

Czech Republic player Tomas Machac eating a chocolate bar during a Davis Cup press conference has drawn a reaction from Nick Kyrgios. “I remember when I had sushi after a 4 hour match at Wimbledon. Was deemed disrespectful,” he tweeted. The World No. 20 was grateful for the court’s ruling and expressed regret for his actions against his ex-girlfriend. “I respect today’s ruling and am grateful to the court for dismissing the charges without conviction. I was not in a good place when this took place and I reacted to a difficult situation in a way I deeply regret,” he said. “I know it wasn’t OK and I’m sincerely sorry for the hurt I caused,” he added. “Mental health is tough. Life can seem overwhelming. But I’ve found that getting help and working on myself has helped me to feel better and to be better.”

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