WATCH: When Nick Kyrgios Broke Down to Tears After Losing a Grueling Battle Against Roger Federer

Published 09/21/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Team Europe and Nick Kyrgios of Team World poses for photo during Day 2 of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 21, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by RvS.Media/Monika Majer/Getty Images)


Swiss ace Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios have been met on the court seven times over the years. The Basel-born player has dominated the head-to-head record, 6 wins, and 1 loss. However, it was the talented Australian who won their first-ever encounter. 

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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)

Recently, a clip surfaced of Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer of their Laver Cup match in 2019. It was one of the best matches of the season and right till the end, it was up for grabs. However, the experienced head prevailed as the Swiss maestro won the final breaker 10-7. 

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A rare side of Nick Kyrgios after loss to Roger Federer 

Naturally, members of Team Europe, lead by Federer, were joyous upon winning the title as it was the final decider. However, Kyrgios and Team World were dejected, especially Kyrgios. He broke down and it was probably the first time fans got to see that side of the Australian player. Those emotions highlighted how much it meant to him. 

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 05: Nick Kyrgios of Australia is seen in his match against Borna Coric of Croatia during day five of the ATP 250 Murray River Open at Melbourne Park on February 05, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Kyrgios’ 2021 season began in Melbourne after being on the sidelines for about a year. He lost in the third round to Dominic Thiem in a five-set thriller. After that, he competed at the Wimbledon Championships. Sadly, he had to withdraw midway from his match due to a shoulder injury. 

He competed at the US Open but suffered an opening-round exit. Since then, he has been in the North American region and will headline the Laver Cup 2021 for Team World. 

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On the other hand, Federer decided to end his season after the Wimbledon Championships loss. He recently underwent a third knee surgery. Hopefully, the Maestro will return soon and grace the courts. 

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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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