Currently ranked No. 77 in the world, former No. 13 in the world Nick Kyrgios is one of the most dazzling characters on the ATP Tour. The Aussie is as talented as some of the sport’s legends but his attitude and motivation towards the sport has often become a hurdle to being a successful player in terms of trophies won.
Although Nick is a double champion at the Australian Open 2022, the Australian has yet to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in singles. He achieved his best result in 2014 at Wimbledon and Australian Open 2015 while he has yet to pass the 3rd round mark at the French Open and the US Open.
Aside from his on-pitch results, Nick’s on-pitch conduct has often been fined for exhibiting “unsportsmanlike conduct” in which the plaer smashes his racquet, hurls insults and fights with the opponent, referee and other officials has not often gone down well with the retired players and former world No. 1 Mat Wilander recently spoke about children imitating the Aussie, as told to him by a retired Australian luminary Lleyton Hewitt.
“It’s a game that teaches you a lot about life, parenting and the rules, and these guys are taking it to a whole other level. Lleyton Hewitt told me that all Australian children do what Nick Kyrgios does. I’m not saying they throw racquets or anything but they hit the ball like Nick Kyrgios and that’s pretty bad in a way because Nick is so talented but he doesn’t use his feet at all in his kicks. He only hits with his arm. And they admire this guy. So I think it’s cruel.” Wilander said in an interview with Eurosport.
Nick Kyrgios is out of the tour for 7 weeks
With a semi-final run on 2022 Houston Clay Court ChampionshipsKyrgios has decided not to play on the surface anymore and will play straight into the grass season which starts on June 6th Marcedes Cup in Stuttgart and the Libema Open in the Netherlands start the grass season at the same time. Kyrgios has received the wildcard for Stuttgart and will start his preparations for Wimbledon there.
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https://firstsportz.com/tennis-its-atrocious-mats-wilander-disappointed-with-young-australian-players-imitating-nick-kyrgios/ ‘It’s cruel’ Mats Wilander disappointed with young Australian players imitating Nick Kyrgios » FirstSportz