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‘I Don’t Even Know How Old She Is’ – Nick Kyrgios Gives His 2 Cents on British Star Emma Raducanu

Published 07/06/2022, 10:50 PM EDT

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Nick Kyrgios is having a memorable 2022 Wimbledon Championships. The Australian tennis star has produced his best result at Grand Slam tournaments in singles. Kyrgios is into his maiden semi-final at a major tournament after a commanding victory over Cristian Garin of Chile.

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Further, the 27-year-old needed just two hours and 13 minutes to dispatch his Chilean opponent. Kyrgios produced one of his best displays of the tournament as he won in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5). During his match, British ace Emma Raducanu tweeted her support for the Australian star. Subsequently, Kyrgios heaped praise on Raducanu for her achievements at a young age.


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Nick Kyrgios all praise for Emma Raducanu

During the post-match press conference after his quarter-final victory, Kyrgios was asked whether he has had any interactions with Raducanu. Replying to this question, he said, “I haven’t had much communication with Emma before. I feel like I’ve kind of stuck up for a bit in the media with, you know kind of some of the stuff that older legends kind of love to just throw shade and have their opinions on young players, young important players.” 

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Further, he added, “You know, she’s obviously going to be one of the most important players on the WTA tour for a very long time and she’s obviously capable of winning a Grand Slam at 19. I mean, I don’t even know how old she is exactly, 19 I think, so she’s very capable of doing that again so I’m glad that, you know, I have those supporters and I’m happy, you know. If she loves watching my tennis, that’s great and you know, I enjoy watching her tennis as well. But, I think, that was just a bit of payback for how much I’ve kind of stuck up for in the media.” 


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After the match, Kyrgios thanked Emma Raducanu for her support, saying, “Appreciate the support!”


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Kyrgios to face Rafael Nadal next

The 27-year-old will take on Spanish legend, Rafael Nadal next in the semi-finals. It will undoubtedly be a mouth-watering clash between the two stars.


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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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