“When He’s Not Into It, I Don’t Enjoy”: Andy Murray Opens Up on Nick Kyrgios and Other Tennis Entertainers

Published 08/17/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 19: Andy Murray of Great Britain and Nick Kyrgios of Australia shake hands following their match on Day Two of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)


In the Cincinnati Open 2021 opening round, Andy Murray found the limelight once again. In one hour and 52 minutes, he upset the 2019 semifinalist Richard Gasquet in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

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While he delighted tennis fans with his high-quality tennis, Andy later revealed the entertaining players to watch out for on the court. The list included ATP stars Corentin Moutet, Gael Monfils, Nick Kyrgios, and Daniil Medvedev.

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Andy Murray names Moutet, Monfils, Kyrgios, and Medvedev as the most entertaining players to watch

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has entertained fans for more than a decade. Hence, it is interesting to know whose game compels him.

“I like watching [Corentin] Moutet and [Gael] Monfils. I like watching [Nick] Kyrgios when he’s into it. When he’s not into it, I don’t enjoy that at all. But when he’s into it, I really enjoy watching him,” Murray answered while in conversation with ATPTour.com.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 07: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory after winning the Men’s Final match against Ryan Harrison of the USA during day eight of the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

In addition, the two-time Cincinnati Masters winner disclosed that he enjoys intelligent players on the court. For this, he chose Daniil Medvedev, who has impressed him despite an awkward playing style.

“Some of the youngsters now, the young, young ones, are really fun to watch. I like watching [Daniil] Medvedev as well. I think he’s a very interesting player who has got lots of variety and has an awkward-looking game. But he’s very intelligent on the court and that’s what I like to see. I like people who are thinking out there,” Murray added.

After round one win, the 34-year-old Murray will look forward to spending more time at the Western and Southern Open. Besides, he also gave an ever-lasting memory to a fan post his win over Gasquet.

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Who will Murray play next at the Cincinnati Open 2021?

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According to the draw, Murray could come across ninth seed Hubert Hurkacz or Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round. Therefore, it is an uphill battle for him from here on.

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his Men’s Singles first round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Most significantly, Murray is looking forward to building momentum going into the US Open 2021. Hence, the more time he spends in Cincinnati, the better for him.

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All in all, fans are excited to see old Andy make free-flowing cross-court shots again. Hopefully, he will continue swiftly with his winning ways in Cincinnati.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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