‘U F**King Donkey’- Nick Kyrgios’ ‘Second-Best After Novak Djokovic’ Rant Faces the Wrath of Tennis Fans as They Bash Him to ‘Pipe Down’ His ‘Stupid’ Talk

Published 12/12/2022, 7:47 AM EST

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If there is an award for being the most straightforward player on the tour, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios would be the top contender. Although he has been phenomenal on-court this year, he somehow manages to get in trouble. Recently, the tennis player expressed his thoughts regarding the new rules of the ATP but fans seem to not agree with his opinion.

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The 27-year-old got the reward of his persistence and made it to his first Grand Slam final earlier this year. However, if we look at the rankings, he still stands at 22. The Australian recently took to his Twitter account and expressed his disappointment regarding the same. Here’s what happened next.

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Fans slam Nick Kyrgios after he called out ATP for the ranking system

In a post from the ‘Tennis Channel’, Kyrgios stepped on the current Universal Tennis Rankings. Here we can see Kyrgios stands only behind Djokovic at number two. However, if we have a look at the ATP rankings, the Aussie is not even in the top ten.

Expressing his disappointment, the 27-year-old wrote, “IVE SAID IT BEFORE. THE CURRENT RANKING SYSTEM IS BASED ON CONSISTENCY & HOW MUCH YOU PLAY. NOT SKILL & FORM”.

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This did not go down well with fans who thought the Aussie is indirectly taking a dig at Djokovic’s ATP rankings. Here’s how they reacted.

A few fans were confused about the logic Kyrgios was trying to imply.

Another fan came up with a detailed explanation of why the rankings were working just fine.

One of Kyrgios’ own supporters came up with a very genuine and logical question.

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Kyrgios’ performance this year

Nick Kyrgios had an above-average year and the stripping of ranking points for Wimbledon definitely dented his rankings. The 27-year-old was the finalist in the grass-court Grand Slam. Further, the Aussie also continued his good form in the US Open and made it to the quarterfinals.

If we compare parallelly, Djokovic also missed out on most of the tournaments this year. However, the 35-year-old performed exceedingly well in the ones in which he participated. He also clinched the ATP Finals title at the year’s end, after failing to defend the Paris Masters title as he lost to Holger Rune in the finals.

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Do you think Kyrgios deserved a better ATP ranking? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaurav Verma

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