“Del Potro at One Point Started Yelling”: Nick Kyrgios on the Craziest Moment of His Career

Published 11/22/2021, 9:30 AM EST
Australian Nick Kyrgios discusses a call with the chair umpire during a match | Credits: TODAY Sports


Australian professional tennis player Nick Kyrgios has returned to his home and will not be playing any more matches in the 2021 tennis season. He is not a part of Team Australia at the Davis Cup Finals 2021 and thus; the season has come to an end for him.

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Nick Kyrgios last featured at the US Open 2021. He got eliminated in the very first match of the tournament and hasn’t taken part in any professional match ever since then.

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Nick Kyrgios reveals the craziest moment of his career

Tennis fans have not forgotten the infamous incident of Kyrgios at the Italian Open 2019. In his match against Ruud, the Australian had defaulted from the match after committing a number of on-court offenses.

In a recent interview, he recalled the match and called it one if the craziest moments of his professional career. He even highlighted that when the audience was booing him, even Argentine great, Juan Martin del Potro got frustrated and said them to shut up.

“The second set in Rome against Ruud was one of the craziest of my career. Delpo and Goffin were playing on the flank field. They had to stop the match because the audience kept booing me. Delpo at one point started yelling ‘Shut the fuck up’,” said Kyrgios in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Fans troll Kyrgios for an old tweet on Ruud

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Soon after this match at the Italian Open 2019, Ruud called Kyrgios an idiot for walking off the court. The Australian later tweeted a number of things in which he targeted Ruud for being a one-surface player, i.e playing well on clay only.

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 29: Nick Kyrgios of Australia is seen during a match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)

However, when the Norwegian player reached the semis of the ATP Finals 2021, fans mocked Kyrgios for his old tweet. He played well but lost to Daniil Medvedev in the semis. Even though both Ruud and Kyrgios have not been a part of any sort of banter since then, they haven’t been really good friends either.

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Fans are expecting Nick Kyrgios to make an incredible comeback at the Australian Open 2022. Will he be able to conquer Melbourne this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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