Toni Nadal’s nephew Rafael Nadal lost dramatically in the round-of-16 clash to Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco, Mexico. The Spaniard surrendered to Nick Kyrgios in three sets and the Australian did not break Nadal’s serve. In the post-match press conference, Rafael Nadal mentioned about Nick Kyrgios exhibiting an insolent behaviour on the court and his former coach and uncle, Toni Nadal assents to what Rafa notified after the match.
“Rafa is totally right,” agreed Toni. “He (Kyrgios) lacks education and smartness. He should be fighting for the top-rankings and instead, he is no. 40. He does not look like a bad guy but he has been disrespectful too many times to get back on track.”
As Rafael Nadal referred Nick Kyrgios to be discourteous on the Mexican court, the former Australian tennis player Sam Groth also addressed his thoughts about the uncanniest match in the history of tennis. He feels his compatriot Nick Kyrgios is suitable for tennis.
“I don’t think Rafa really likes Nick very much”, said Groth. “Nick burst onto the scene beating Rafa at Wimbledon so I think there’s probably been something there from day one. To be honest, they are 3-3 head-to-head now and I don’t think there are too many guys in the world Nadal would have a 50-50 record against. He probably just doesn’t like it very much. You need guys like Nick to behave like they do and be a little bit of a villain. He puts bums on seats. Every tournament wants him there because he’s unpredictable and he’s an entertainer.”
For the Indian Wells 2019 contest, Nick Kyrgios will be opening against the German professional tennis player, Philipp Kohlschreiber. The 23-year-old Australian is seeded 31st in the Californian desert tournament and is expected to meet the World Number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.