Nick Kyrgios Highlights Feeling of Competing in Presence of Rod Laver and Roger Federer at Laver Cup 2021

Published 09/27/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose for photos during the Laver Cup 2018 Chicago Launch at Cloud Gate on March 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been one of the most entertaining guys on the Tour. He is a unique character and over the years, has managed to win the hearts of supporters. He is one of the most genuine guys on Tour who wears his heart on his sleeve. 

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Recently, Nick Kyrgios was competing in the Laver Cup 2021. He was representing Team World like the previous editions. Although he ended up on the losing side, he was happy to be a part of the event yet again. To compete in the presence of Rod Laver and Roger Federer was an added privilege for the 26-year-old. 

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The Australian ace spoke on this and stated, “Yeah, as we have said, and I will say it again, it’s a special event. You know, Rod is, you know, an icon of the sport. To have Roger sitting on the side watching me being alongside these guys, it’s special. It’s unfortunate I haven’t been part of the winning team yet. I think that something will change in the years to come.”

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Nick Kyrgios took a break after the Australian Open 2021

Coming on to tennis, Kyrgios began competing in Melbourne and ended up losing in the third round to Austrian player Dominic Thiem. He wasn’t seen for a considerable amount of time and featured directly at the Wimbledon Championships. 

Sep 25, 2021; Boston, MA, USA; Team World player Nick Kyrgios attempts a shot between his legs during the first set of his match against Team Europe player Stefanos Tsitsipas at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sports

At the Championships, he had to withdraw during his third-round match as he had an ongoing shoulder injury problem. Prior to the Laver Cup, he competed in New York at the US Open. Sadly, he ended up crashing out in the opening round. We wish him the very best for the remainder of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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