For those that hate Nick Kyrgios...

citybert

Hall of Fame
#1
If any other player did what he is doing the press would remark on how smart he is, what a great tactician, he wants to win so bad, he is doing everything he can to win, guy is overachieving etc. So to say he is cheap with the underhand serve I think is unfair to him

Santoro basically played the same game(dropper, slices, trick shots etc) and he got the "respect" that Rafa is referring to, yes of course he didn't have the "talent" of Nick and was a foot shorter but I think players mostly liked him at the time. (I know now is maybe different as a coach).

This is Nick's game, he is not a big basher like Delpo, Cilic or Berdman, eventho he could be so we shouldn't criticize him for his style, its him, and its his choice. Attitude yes I believe is fair game, dont want kids to emulate him, but he should choose the way he prefers to play.

Plus, he could have some serious mental disorder, I think he alluded to this in the past and I think overall people are very understanding and accommodating of this with all the education out there these days. Obviously have no idea he could just be a spoiled millennial but I don't think its out of the question he has a mental illness.
 
#2
Mate, you miss that people don't like him for a heckuva lot more than that one match. It is part of a continuing sad saga on court. Monfils does a lot of antics and is one of the most well-liked players on tour and by fans. People are drawn to watch him to see what kind of amazing things will be next. Nick could be Monfils 2.0, but he is utterly unlikeable the way he acts. For most at least. Then again, drama sells, so you can imagine the ATP is scrambling for ways to line up Nick and Nadal for the future, and people will tune in to watch. I skip almost all Nick matches personally. Just not my cuppa.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
#3
Everyon complains about Kyrgios when he's tanking every match and then he plays entertaining for 2 matches I'm supposed to love him?

Make up your damn mind
 
#4
If any other player did what he is doing the press would remark on how smart he is, what a great tactician, he wants to win so bad, he is doing everything he can to win, guy is overachieving etc. So to say he is cheap with the underhand serve I think is unfair to him

Santoro basically played the same game(dropper, slices, trick shots etc) and he got the "respect" that Rafa is referring to, yes of course he didn't have the "talent" of Nick and was a foot shorter but I think players mostly liked him at the time. (I know now is maybe different as a coach).

This is Nick's game, he is not a big basher like Delpo, Cilic or Berdman, eventho he could be so we shouldn't criticize him for his style, its him, and its his choice. Attitude yes I believe is fair game, dont want kids to emulate him, but he should choose the way he prefers to play.

Plus, he could have some serious mental disorder, I think he alluded to this in the past and I think overall people are very understanding and accommodating of this with all the education out there these days. Obviously have no idea he could just be a spoiled millennial but I don't think its out of the question he has a mental illness.

You lost me when you put Fabrice in the same sentence as Nick personality wise. Cmon, get your facts straight, it't not the underhand serve, it's everything but the underhand serve which is a problem.
 
#7
for me and I think a few other tennis fans, Nick looks like a waste of talent and a player that doesn't respect the game. All the talk about how he likes basketball better and the like of effort at times will not endear a player to sports fans. I love tennis and I have a thought deep in my mind that whispers if I had the talent to be top tier in the world that I would do everything I could to win majors. And, I would try to respect tennis to make it a more popular game so more people would play and bring more attention and money into the game. Nick looks like he could less about anything winning or supporting tennis at times and that makes wanna be's like me want to punch him in the nose and say "wake up and use your talent before the window closes for you". this is one of the reasons I like the big four as they were professional and you could see the will to win in all of them. I honestly think one of the reasons Federer is still playing is because he knows he is the biggest draw in tennis and good for the game. Nadal, Djokovic and Murray worked very hard to win and you could see the effort they put in. Nick bails out mentally and then gets defensive and talks about how he doesn't like tennis.
 
Top