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Category: Nick Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios slams ‘cringeworthy’ Djokovic and ‘salty’ Nadal ahead of French Open

World No 34 hammers men’s tennis champions during Rome Masters podcastFree-speaking Australian calls Fernando Verdasco ‘most arrogant person ever’Nick Kyrgios has launched a remarkable volley of insults at some of the leading players in men’s tennis ah…

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Nick Kyrgios’s underarm serving a rebellious act with echoes of Lenglen | Kevin Mitchell

Maverick Australian’s underarm serving has caused a stir in Miami but 100 years ago Suzanne Lenglen was attracting similar gasps for serving overarmWhen Nick Kyrgios crashed out of the Miami Open in the fourth round overnight, strapping holding his rig…

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Nick Kyrgios tops stellar week with Zverev win in Mexico Open final

Australian secures fifth ATP title with 6-3, 6,4 win23-year-old to rocket up rankings after top-10 runNick Kyrgios has earned himself half-a-million dollars, a handy rankings boost and a sombrero for crowning a glorious week in Acapulco with the fifth …

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Nick Kyrgios returns fire at Rafael Nadal ‘respect’ criticism

Australian records remarkable three-set winFormer world No 13 is booed by home crowdNick Kyrgios has returned serve at Rafael Nadal, saying he wouldn’t “listen at all” to the world No 2 after the Spaniard said he needed to show more respect to himself,…

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Nick Kyrgios fights back from brink of defeat to stun Rafael Nadal in Mexico

Australian wins high-quality match 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6) Kyrgios saves three match points to reach quarter-finalNick Kyrgios enjoyed his biggest win in two years, saving three match points to down world No 2 Rafael Nadal at the Mexican Open. In a m…

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Lleyton Hewitt says Bernard Tomic ‘won’t play Davis Cup again’ – video

Lleyton Hewitt has responded to Bernard Tomic’s astonishing broadside, accusing Tomic of threatening him and his family for more than 12 months and saying Tomic will never play Davis Cup tennis while he is involvedLleyton Hewitt accuses Bernard Tomic o…

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Lleyton Hewitt accuses Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family

Hewitt cuts all contact after multiple threats and says Tomic will never play Davis Cup as long as he is captainLleyton Hewitt has sensationally claimed Bernard Tomic threatened him and his family and says Tomic will never play Davis Cup as long as he …

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Lleyton Hewitt accuses Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family

Hewitt cuts all contact after multiple threats and says Tomic will never play Davis Cup as long as he is captainLleyton Hewitt has sensationally claimed Bernard Tomic threatened him and his family and says Tomic will never play Davis Cup as long as he …

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Bernard Tomic’s attack on Leyton Hewitt symptomatic of mateship gone sour

Tomic has always been an outsider and is determinedly so now, with even Nick Kyrgios seemingly no longer in his cornerAustralian sport runs on mateship, like much of society here. So it was no surprise when the wagons circled after Bernard Tomic embarr…

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‘I didn’t see it’: Nick Kyrgios bats off questions over Bernard Tomic claims – video

Nick Kyrgios faces the media after Bernard Tomic’s allegations that there is a rift in Tennis Australia between Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt and Kyrgios, Tomic and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Kyrgios is dismissive, saying he hasn’t heard the interview that…

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Nick Kyrgios outplayed by Milos Raonic in straight-sets defeat

Home hope: ‘He was way too good for me tonight’ 6–4, 7–6, 6–4 defeat is Kyrgios’s earliest Australian Open exitThere have been several times in his career when Nick Kyrgios has been guilty of not giving his best but at the Australian Open yesterday, he…

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‘Thank you Andy Murray’: Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista…

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Nick Kyrgios: ‘I wasn’t as scared of Rafa and Roger as I was Andy Murray’

The Australian tennis player pays tribute to the opponent with whom he formed the closest of bonds off the courtThe first time I met Andy was when he just absolutely destroyed me in Toronto [in the Masters 1000 event there in 2014]. I lost 2 and 2, I g…

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‘Sad day for the sport’: tennis world pays tribute to Andy Murray – video

Some of the world’s leading tennis players have paid tribute to Andy Murray after he announced that his final match could be on Monday. Murray is set to play Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open. The likes of Rafael Nadal, Si…

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Underarm serve between legs seals Bernard Tomic win over Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios sees funny side of trick shot on match pointTomic wins first meeting with Kyrgios 6-3, 6-4Squaring off for the first time in their careers as they prepare for next week’s Australian Open, Bernard Tomic dominated his higher-ranked opponent Nick …

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Halep v Barty at Sydney International, Tomic beats Kyrgios at Kooyong Classic – live!

Updates from the first meeting of the two AustraliansAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 3.33am GMT De Minaur seems like such a nice boy. He moves into the last eight in Sydney where he will meet compatriot Jordan Thompson: “I’m glad things went …

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Kyrgios and Tomic could learn from Osaka and show us they care | Kevin Mitchell

Naomi Osaka’s candid remarks in defeat are in contrast to both Australians’ claims that they ‘could not care less’ about losingWhen Andy Murray berated a social media troll as “a clown” for accusing him and other senior players of extending their caree…

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Nick Kyrgios stung by hype over spider bite

The spotlight was supposed to be off Nick Kyrgios before the 2019 Australian OpenThe spotlight was supposed to be off Nick Kyrgios before the Australian Open.Then along came a spider. Continue reading…

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John McEnroe fearful Nick Kyrgios will ‘run himself out’ of tennis

Former player hopes Australian turns it aroundKyrgios currently receiving help for mental health issuesTennis great John McEnroe fears Nick Kyrgios is on a path to tennis ruin if he does not change his ways. “He’s going to run himself out of the game a…

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Todd Woodbridge defends ‘tired and jaded’ Nick Kyrgios

Tennis great defends under fire 23-year-oldKyrgios ‘really borderline’ at Shanghai MastersTodd Woodbridge believes Nick Kyrgios is copping extra scrutiny from umpires but doesn’t help himself by the way he engages with them.Woodbridge’s comments come a…