Before landing in Paris for the Grand Slam event, the Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios recently disparaged the French pride of tennis, Roland Garros on social media. He posted a video, in which he stated, “the French Open sucks compared to this place (Wimbledon)”.
At the French Open 2019, the 23-year-old, Nick Kyrgios was drawn to open against Cameron Norrie, but the Australian stepped down from the tournament and stated illness to be the reason for his withdrawal and he is not fit to compete at the Paris major. Britain’s number two tennis player, Norrie will now face a lucky loser in the opening round of the French Open 2019.
‘“It would have been pretty unpredictable to play against him. You never know how he’s going to play,” Norrie said. “I think it would have been pretty entertaining, for sure, but it would have been tough to focus”
“He’s also got a big serve. It’s always tough to know which Kyrgios is going to come out. If he’s competing it’s going to be very difficult. But I think it’s probably smart from him just to get ready for the grass. I wish him all the best and hopefully, he’s fit and ready for that.”
A few days ago, Nick Kyrgios was defaulted in Rome for displaying an unsportsmanlike behavior during his second round encounter against the Norwegian tennis player, Casper Ruud.
Before that, World Number 36, Nick Kyrgios was making the headlines in the tennis world over the past few weeks. He addressed the World Number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic to be ‘cringeworthy’ and also mentioned the World Number two tennis player, Rafael Nadal to be ‘super salty’.
In 2015, during the Canadian Masters event in Montreal, Nick Kyrgios was $12,500 and was suspended for 28 days because he had offended the Swiss, Stan Wawrinka during the match.