As a tennis fan, you watch extremely talented players like Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and wonder … WHY? Why does he do what he does and why is he not up at the top of the rankings?
At the Mexican Open, Curious Kyrgios saved three match points on his way to a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 victory over (one of my favorites) Rafa Nadal. And the match was not without controversy.
Kyrgios served underhanded late on during the match against the Spaniard. And afterwards, Nadal said: “He’s a player who has the talent to win Grand Slams – a player who can fight for the top rankings, but there’s a reason he is where he is.”
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At Newk’s Fantasy camp, when asked, the Aussie Legends all just shake their heads at how Kyrgios (and other young Australian Bernie Tomic) act on and off the court. And when asked about him, former-Federer coach Paul Annacone said he “would not be interested in coaching him, no matter the money.”
And then in the final at Acapulco vs. the talented Zverev, Kyrgios is totally professional and cruises to a straight-set victory and his fifth title.
So, is someone like Nick Kyrgios good or bad for the game of tennis?
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