“Don’t Forget About Kyrgios” – Nick Kyrgios Taunts The Next Gen

Published 05/24/2020, 1:07 PM EDT

There are many people who raise doubts about the attitude and temperament of Nick Kyrgios. However, you won’t find many who will question his skills in the game of tennis.

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Despite all the setbacks he receives because of his on-court skirmishes, Nick manages to get things done on the tennis court. He has won six ATP titles and reached eight ATP Finals, one of these at the 2017 Cincinnati Masters. In addition, he holds the distinction of having beat Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic the first time he faced them, the other two being Dominik Hrbaty and Lleyton Hewitt.

However, many think that his time is up before it started. That’s because there are younger players on tour who are touted as the future of tennis after the Big 3 retires. The stats might present a starkly different picture than what you might think.

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How does Nick Kyrgios square up against the next gen? 

Nick Kyrgios has an impeccable record when it comes to head to head standing against upcoming tennis stars. Things got interesting today when an Instagram page decided to post Kyrgios’ head to head record against three upcoming stars – Alexander Zverev, Stefan is Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev.

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Surprisingly, Kyrgios maintains a positive win-loss record against all three stars. He is 2-0 up against both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev. While against arch-rival Alexander Zverev, he’s won four while the German has come on the top three times. Kyrgios decided to put this up on his story. He said “Don’t forget about Kygs man”, along with three laughing emojis to express his excitement.

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His latest victory against one of these stars came at the ATP Cup. Here, he won against Stefanos Tsitsipas in a match that saw the Greek losing his cool against popular perceptions and hitting his father with his racquet in the process. That’s just one example to tell you that Nick Kyrgios is still pretty much in the game and it will take just one good season to win a grand slam title and for him to again be considered as a possible great player.

 

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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