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‘That’s So F**King Annoying’ – Nick Kyrgios Bows Down to Roger Federer’s Finesse as He Makes a Huge GOAT Claim Ahead of 2023 Australian Open

Published 01/15/2023, 5:08 AM EST

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is all set to feature in the Australian Open 2023. After a stellar 2022 season, the 27-year-old will be expecting to start the year with a Grand Slam win at home. Kyrgios has been there for quite some time now and he has faced all of the big three players of the modern era.

While he has admiration for all three of them, there’s a special kind of respect he has for Roger Federer. Recently, the Aussie spoke about it in detail.


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Nick Kyrgios admires Roger Federer

Kyrgios recently appeared in the JBK show. Here the 27-year-old spoke in detail about the GOAT debate. In the past few years, Kyrgios has faced Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer on the court.

Speaking about the difference in style of play, the Aussie said, “Rafa and Novak they kind of let you work into the match. A little bit more with you. With your ground strikes. But Federer can make you feel purely like shit.”


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Further, speaking about Federer’s qualities, Kyrgios added, “He makes the court feel so small like I can’t feel like I can’t make a ball. And the way he is walking around, you’re never a favorite against him. Wherever you are, Australia, or overseas, I played him in Miami. He’s the hometown favorite everywhere you go, and that’s so f****ng annoying.”


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Roger Federer called it quits after last year’s Laver Cup. While Nadal and Djokovic will compete with Kyrgios in the upcoming Australian Open.

Kyrgios is confident of a good show in the Australian Open


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After having a great 2022, Kyrgios is hopeful of starting the new year with a bang. The 27-year-old entered most of the tournaments as a favorite. However, he is still to finish the line in order to win a Grand Slam title. Last year he came really close to winning the Wimbledon Championships.

Going into the Grand Slam at home, Kyrgios said that the competition will be high and it will be difficult for him. However, the Aussie admitted that he is going into the tournament with the feeling of going all the way and winning it.

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Can Kyrgios pull it off this time? Is he going to win his first Grand Slam title? Let us know your opinion in the comments section.




Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Arijit Saha