Nick Kyrios Unimpressed with Carlos Alcaraz and Emil Ruusuvuori at Miami Open 2021

Published 03/25/2021, 2:23 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Maverick Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has given his take on a qualifying clash for the Miami Open between rising Finnish star Emil Ruusuvuori and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz Garfia. And the general uptake on his feedback is that it’s characteristically blunt and less than flattering.

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Nick Kyrgios has a blunt take on Miami Open qualifier between Emil Ruusuvuori and Carloz Alcaraz Garfia

One of Nick’s followers on Twitter posted an image from the contest saying how he would like to see the pair play more against each other over the next ten years.

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The follower titled his post as, “Should see a lot of this matchup over the next decade.” To that, however, the 25-year-old Kyrgios replied, “Geezus, boring as hell if that’s the case”.

The match in question ended in defeat for the Spaniard as Ruusuvuori came through in three sets. However, the strapping Aussie, who must have followed the game or caught snatches of it, clearly didn’t like what he saw.

Currently ranked 51st in singles, Kyrgios marked his return to Grand Slam tennis at this year’s Australian Open.

He took an indefinite break from tennis after coming out with depression last year. Revealing his battle with mental sickness, the Aussie relived how he went through a phase in his career when he hated the sight of a tennis court. He also recounted feeling like he was in a dark and lonely place.

Kyrgios marked his Grand Slam comeback at this year’s Australian Open

Kyrgios fans were delighted when he finally turned a corner in his struggle with depression and announced his return at his home Grand Slam.

The Canberra-born Kyrgios chose not to lead his country into battle in the ATP Cup this year, and instead, played a tune-up event in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

The burly 25-year-old set up a mouth-watering third-round clash at Melbourne Park against then World Number 3 Dominic Thiem after battling past rising French star Ugo Humbert in five sets.

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Roared on by a partisan crowd, Kyrgios took the opening two sets, but the Austrian staged a brilliant fightback to win the next three, sending the Aussie crashing out of the tournament.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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