“For All the Novak Djokovic Fans Out There”: Nick Kyrgios Gives a Fitting Response to Critics

Published 11/24/2021, 6:41 AM EST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia snakes hands with Nick Kyrgios of Australia after losing the match as part of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel 2017 at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess on March 02, 2017 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent via Getty Images)


Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been one of the most stand-out players in recent years. The manner in which he entertains fans has made him a fan favorite. 

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One of the most notable things about Kyrgios has been his never-ending attack on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. In the past, whenever the Australian ace has gotten the opportunity to pick on the Serb, he certainly does not let go of the opportunity. 

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Recently, the Australian player spoke about the flack he receives from the fans of the Serbian ace. Kyrgios stated, “For all the Djokovic fans out there I know you don’t like me but you’ll are still listening to the podcast. You are the garbage of tennis players, you’re attitude is that of a criminal. The worse part is your performance on the ATP Tour is irregular. You have not won anything important.”

Nick Kyrgios was battered by the fans of World No. 1 player 

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The Djokovic fan base left no stone unturned in attacking the Greek-originated Australian player. They also asked Nick to take a page or two of one of his favorite players on the Tour, Roger Federer. He was even asked to be put behind bars for all the damages he has done to his racquets.

Australian Nick Kyrgios discusses a call with the chair umpire during a match | Credits: TODAY Sports

The 26-year-old added, “Compare your attitude with that of Federer. Go back to basketball, this is a gentleman’s sport and not that of savages. You were one of my favorite players because I thought you were talented and you are an example of how well society should not be. You should be imprisoned for breaking racquets that give you money so that you can eat.”

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Coming to tennis, Kyrgios has not competed since the US Open exit. He was last seen at the Laver Cup. However, he has been training in order to prepare himself for the first Grand Slam event of the season, the Australian Open 2022. We wish him all the best for the new year.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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