Nick Kyrgios Recalls Bet Against Friend Jack Sock on the Uncertainties of Tennis Tour

Published 12/27/2021, 6:30 AM EST
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock of Team World celebrate winning a point during there doubles match against Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe on the first day of the Laver Cup on September 22, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is indeed a unique personality. The 26-year-old player is one of the most interesting characters in the game. After the Big Three, if there is anyone who is a fan favorite, it is probably the former Wimbledon quarterfinalist.

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Lately, Nick Kyrgios has been a part of a podcast. During these conversations, he would speak on a number of topics related directly or indirectly to the sport. 

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He recently spoke about predicting that things in the tennis circuit will come to a standstill after the information he received while competing in the Indian Wells a couple of years ago.

Nick Kyrgios was told something he never heard before 

He spoke on this subject and stated, “It was almost two years ago before all this kicked off. I was in California, Indian Wells on the practice court. My security guard came up to me and was like I have to vacate the premises. I was telling Sock that the tennis circuit will freeze. I was like 6-7 beers into it and I was like tennis is going to freeze.”

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The tennis star continued, “After a year and a half, he and his coach Bolgomov Jr. were like Kyrgios Miami will happen next week. We shotgunned back home. Literally, it’s been two years.”

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock of Team World celebrate in the singles match between Dominic Thiem of Team Europe and Taylor Fritz of Team World during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Coming to tennis, Kyrgios has barely competed on the Tour over the past couple of seasons. Injuries have kept him on the sidelines for the majority of the 2020 season. Even in 2021, he competed in the Australian Open and took a break until the Wimbledon Championships.

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Nonetheless, he has been training hard during the off-season. It will be interesting to see how Kyrgios performs on the Tour in the upcoming year. All eyes will be on the superstar when he steps on the courts in Melbourne. We wish him the best of luck.

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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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