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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Outrageous Kyrgios stunt escalates Djokovic feud


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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has fired another shot in his long-running feud with world No.1 Novak Djokovic.

Following a first-round doubles loss at the Atlanta Open, the 24-year-old was signing autographs for the fans, when he caught sight of a spectator wearing a white shirt with “NOVAK” written across it.

In a recording posted to social media, Kyrgios was filmed crossing out Djokovic’s name, before saying: “This is what I think of you, and your shirt. Gone.”

It’s the latest in an escalating war of words between the pair, after Kyrgios appeared on the No Challenges Remaining podcast earlier this year, telling New York Times tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg that Djokovic was desperate to be held in the same category as Roger Federer, and labelling the Serb “cringeworthy.”

“I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked,” Kyrgios said.

“He just wants to be like Roger. For me personally — I don’t care right now, I’ve come this far — I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can’t stand him.

“This whole celebration thing [the ‘boob-throwing’ celebration] that he does after matches, it’s like so cringe-worthy. It’s very cringeworthy.

“He’s an unbelievable player, he’s a champion of the sport; one of the greatest we’ll ever see. He probably will, honestly, I reckon he will get the Grand Slam count, I reckon he will overpass Federer.

Nick Kyrgios has taken another step in his long-running feud with Novak Djokovic.

“We’re talking about a guy who pulled out of the Australian Open one year because it was too hot. No matter how many Grand Slams he wins, he will never be the greatest for me.

Kyrgios upped the ante again before Djokovic faced Federer in this year’s Wimbledon final, tweeting “Federer please win.”

Djokovic returned serve on social media, liking an Instagram post where tennis legend John McEnroe was quoted as saying Kyrgios would be a top five player if not for his lack of effort.

Kyrgios has beaten Djokovic in both their previous meetings, a straight sets win in the quarter finals at Acapulco in 2017, followed by another straight sets win at Indian Wells a week later.

While Djokovic currently sits at the top of the world rankings by a significant margin, Kyrgios has dropped to number 48 in the world, and is likely to fall out of the top 50 when the next rankings are released on Monday.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has fired another shot in his long-running feud with world No.1 Novak Djokovic.

Following a first-round doubles loss at the Atlanta Open, the 24-year-old was signing autographs for the fans, when he caught sight of a spectator wearing a white shirt with “NOVAK” written across it.

In a recording posted to social media, Kyrgios was filmed crossing out Djokovic’s name, before saying: “This is what I think of you, and your shirt. Gone.”

It’s the latest in an escalating war of words between the pair, after Kyrgios appeared on the No Challenges Remaining podcast earlier this year, telling New York Times tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg that Djokovic was desperate to be held in the same category as Roger Federer, and labelling the Serb “cringeworthy.”

“I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked,” Kyrgios said.

“He just wants to be like Roger. For me personally — I don’t care right now, I’ve come this far — I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can’t stand him.

“This whole celebration thing [the ‘boob-throwing’ celebration] that he does after matches, it’s like so cringe-worthy. It’s very cringeworthy.

“He’s an unbelievable player, he’s a champion of the sport; one of the greatest we’ll ever see. He probably will, honestly, I reckon he will get the Grand Slam count, I reckon he will overpass Federer.

Nick Kyrgios has taken another step in his long-running feud with Novak Djokovic.

“We’re talking about a guy who pulled out of the Australian Open one year because it was too hot. No matter how many Grand Slams he wins, he will never be the greatest for me.

Kyrgios upped the ante again before Djokovic faced Federer in this year’s Wimbledon final, tweeting “Federer please win.”

Djokovic returned serve on social media, liking an Instagram post where tennis legend John McEnroe was quoted as saying Kyrgios would be a top five player if not for his lack of effort.

Kyrgios has beaten Djokovic in both their previous meetings, a straight sets win in the quarter finals at Acapulco in 2017, followed by another straight sets win at Indian Wells a week later.

While Djokovic currently sits at the top of the world rankings by a significant margin, Kyrgios has dropped to number 48 in the world, and is likely to fall out of the top 50 when the next rankings are released on Monday.

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