Nick Kyrgios got through his second round matchup against Gilles Simon at the Australian Open. However, it will be wrong to say that he didn’t have his share of problems.
After having a scuffle with the chair umpire about a time limit penalty, Kyrgios went through a range of emotions in the third set.
Simon tested his capabilities in the third set and managed to win it. The Australian went through a familiar breakdown after this and his team faced the brunt of his anger.
What Did Nick Kyrgios Say?
Nick Kyrgios was apologetic about his actions. Actually, the Australian star had exploded at his supporting staff after he lost the third set.
Apparently, he was frustrated with their words of support which he felt were too less and added nothing. After the match, Lyrgios displayed a huge degree of maturity in the post match presser by acknowledging that he was in the wrong.
“I was being a bit of a d*ckhead to them. I apologized as soon as I went back into the locker room cuz they don’t deserve that. They do a lot of things for me on and off the court so it’s not acceptable for me to do this with them.”
It is good that Kyrgios realizes his mistake. It was pretty difficult for his fans to watch the familiar sight of him breaking down mid match after gaining a crucial advantage in the match. It’s been said in the past. More often than not, it’s Kyrgios who defeats Kyrgios.
Nick is one of the most talented stars in the world according to many tennis pundits. However, he needs to channelize his aggression in order to stay competitive.
Do you think that Nick Kyrgios can keep his emotions in check at the Australian Open this year?