‘We Are Just the Biggest Piece of SH*T’: Nick Kyrgios Gets Real About Roger Federer, Lebron James and Others

Published 12/29/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Roger Federer of Team Europe and Nick Kyrgios of Team World poses for photo during Day 2 of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 21, 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 RvS.Media/Monika Majer/Getty Images)


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios, who is about to make his comeback in the tennis summer down under in January, looks to enthrall fans once again wit his entertaining display of tennis. Kyrgios got a wild-card to play both the ATP 250 tournaments in Melbourne and Sydney.

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For a while, Kyrgios has been a part of ‘No Boundaries’ podcast with his friends Alex and James. The trio casually sit and talk about various aspects of tennis on and off the court.

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Nick Kyrgios praises legends Roger Federer and LeBron James

In the latest episode, Kyrgios got to talk about how fans should be grateful to have legends like Federer and LeBron James still play their respective sport.

That’s the thing, like, people take it for granted all these athletes LeBron, Federer. We just take it for granted as humans. We are just the biggest pieces of shit like that in my opinion. When they retire, then everyone’s like, they were the best. While as they are playing, it’s always criticism”. 

Kyrgios then went on to talk about Federer wanting to comeback for his fans next year.

Fed’s trying to, like, he’s on his back right now to only try and play for half the f**ng fans in the world and for himself”. 

Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose for photos during the Laver Cup 2018 Chicago Launch at Cloud Gate on March 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Federer underwent third knee surgery and aims to make a comeback next year

Even though Roger Federer confirmed that he will make a comeback on the ATP tour next year, it’s not yet clear when he will return to action. The Swiss Maestro underwent a third knee surgery after the quarter-final defeat to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon Championships.

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Having made his comeback at the Qatar Open, Federer only managed to play few tournaments and produced satisfying runs at all the events. The Swiss star also made a surprise entry at the Laver Cup in Boston to cheer for team Europe.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his fourth round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Paul Childs

Coming to Kyrgios, he made his last appearance of the year at the Laver Cup. The Australian played only a few tournaments throughout the year. His appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon entertained fans even though they were short.

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Currently ranked no.93 in the men’s singles ranking, Kyrgios will look to bag few points in the Australian tennis summer to climb up the ladder and keep improving for the rest of the ATP season.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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