‘Humans Always Take Athletes for Granted’ – Nick Kyrgios’ Solid Message for Fans of Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and LeBron James

Published 06/17/2022, 12:42 AM EDT

Nick Kyrgios seldom fails to entertain on the tennis court. The Australian tennis star boasts a huge amount of talent and often steps up his game at crucial moments. The 27-year-old has had a memorable 2022 season. Earlier this year, he won the Australian Open men’s doubles title with his partner Thanasi Kokkinakis. Subsequently, he put up a decent show in the hard-court tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.

Earlier this week, American tennis legend, Serena Williams announced her much-awaited comeback. The tennis fraternity was thrilled with this news, with fellow players wishing her luck ahead of her return. Recently, Kyrgios also spoke about Serena’s comeback.

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Nick Kyrgios on the greatness of athletes like Serena Williams

The Australian tennis star is in Germany to participate in the Terra Wortmann Open. During a post-match press conference, an interviewer asked him to comment about Serena’s return to tennis. He said, “I think humans always take athletes for granted you know.”

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Further, he went on to add, Roger, Rafa, Novak, LeBron, Serena like these athletes are so, they’re so rare like they’re just amazing and I think we should just as long as they want to keep playing, we just got to keep taking it in and enjoying that because the time’s nearly up for all these players. So, it’s amazing to see her (Serena) playing again and you know, playing at the biggest tournament in the world, it’s amazing.”

Serena has received a wildcard entry into the singles competition at Wimbledon. Before the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, the former World Number 1 will team up with Ons Jabeur of Tunisia to play doubles at Eastbourne International.

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Kyrgios upsets Stefanos Tsitsipas in Halle

Yesterday, the reigning Australian Open men’s doubles champion knocked out the second seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the second round of the ATP 500 Terra Wortmann Open. In a match lasting just over two hours, Kyrgios got the better of his opponent from Greece in three sets 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Mar 27, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) reacts after his match against Fabio Fognini (ITA)(not pictured) in a third round men’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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Up next, Kyrgios will take on Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the quarterfinals. Their match will take place later today.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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