“I’m Not Going to Judge Whether It’s Good or Bad” – Karen Khachanov Defends Nick Kyrgios’ on Court Actions

July 11, 2020 6:20 pm

Over the last few days, World No.40, Australian Nick Kyrgios has openly expressed his disgust with the staging of tennis tournaments around the globe amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. His comments on twitter started ever since the World No.1 Novak Djokovic tested positive for the virus. In the process, he didn’t spare taking on Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem as well. However, World No.15, Karen Khachanov believes that Kyrgios might have done a few things in the past, but he doesn’t want to judge the Australian.

Nick Kyrgios is a cool guy, feels Karen Khachanov

The 24-year old Russian spoke with Tennisnet about Nick Kyrgios’ recent feud with Thiem. He said, “Nick Kyrgios is a good guy for me. We played at the juniors at the same time. He knows us well, we come from the same generation. He may seem crazy to some people on the court, but he’s a cool guy away from the court, really relaxed. Sometimes things just happen because he feels too much pressure from the inside. Of course, he is responsible for what he does. But I’m not going to judge whether it’s good or bad what he’s doing.”

Note: The interview was translated from German to English using Google Translate

Adria Tour: Where it all started!

Previously, Thiem had defended the Adria Tour and its participants. In response, Kyrgios heavily criticized the world number three. The 25-year old Aussie didn’t stop there as he continued expressing his displeasure against Dominic as well as Djokovic. He even shared a throwback video clip on Instagram, in which he beat the Joker in a tennis match.

Earlier this month, Nick Kyrgios slammed Alexander Zverev as well, after the latter’s video of partying at a club went viral on social media. After the Adria Tour didn’t turn out as planned, Zverev was supposed to put himself in quarantine. Instead, he chose to party, which apparently infuriated Kyrgios.

And the feud continues

Later, Dominic Thiem criticized Kyrgios. In an interview with TT, he said, “Kyrgios has built a lot of nonsense himself. I understand even less when he interferes with everything. It would be better if he came to terms with himself rather than always criticizing others.”

Note: The interview was translated from German to English using Google Translate

In response, Kyrgios said that Thiem doesn’t have the intellectual level to understand the Australian. Recently both Kyrgios and Dominic withdrew from an exhibition tournament that was supposed to happen in Germany’s Berlin later this month. It seems that fans will have to wait before they can see these superstars taking on each other where it matters the most; the tennis court.

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