‘I Just Like Wearing My Jordans’ – Nick Kyrgios Says He’s Not Above the Rules at Wimbledon Championships 2022

Published 07/05/2022, 12:20 AM EDT

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Nick Kyrgios has been in the news recently with his antics at the ongoing Wimbledon Championships. Earlier, in the opening round, he spat toward a ‘disrespectful’ spectator after the match. Subsequently, he received a fine of USD 10,000 for his actions.

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Further, in one of the most thrilling matches of this tournament, Kyrgios defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round. However, their match had numerous controversial moments, which resulted in both players receiving fines after the match. Recently, the Australian tennis star opened up about following the rules at Wimbledon.

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Nick Kyrgios on gaining publicity with controversies

Recently, during an interview, the 27-year-old turned up in bright red trainers and a red cap. When asked why he did not follow the all-white dress code, Kyrgios said, “Because I do what I want. I’m not above the rules. Well, I just like wearing my Jordans. I’ll wear some Triple Whites tomorrow. But nobody else, even after Wimbledon, no-one else really walks with Jordans on the court.”

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Further, talking about grumbling about his controversies, he said, “I haven’t moaned. I love it. Well yeah, it’s more attention for me. What’s that saying? Any publicity is good publicity. Right?”

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Kyrgios overcomes Brandon Nakashima

Yesterday, the reigning Australian Open men’s doubles champion defeated the 20-year-old American, Brandon Nakashima. It was a thrilling fourth-round encounter with constant momentum shifts. The first set began with both the players holding their serves. However, Kyrgios lost his serve towards the latter stages of the set to hand Nakashima the opening set 6-4.

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Following his early loss, Kyrgios came back strongly to take the next two sets 6-4 and 7-6 (2). Subsequently, it was Nakashima’s turn to make a comeback as he leveled the match by winning the fourth set, 6-3. The deciding set was a one-sided affair, with Kyrgios taking a comfortable 6-2 win to advance into the next round. In the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships 2022, Kyrgios will face Cristian Garin of Chile.

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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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