Kyrgios vs Becker

snr

Semi-Pro
I don't have an issue with what Nick said - yes it's Nick Kyrgios, who's a fine one to talk in many instances, but here anyone could be condemning Zverev and I'd agree on the premise he didn't self isolate for 14 days as you're advised to. Remember, this guy has been in extremely close contact (physical, right?!) with what, 5 people who have tested positive for the virus? We KNOW that certain sections of society are particularly vulnerable to this, so passing it to someone who then passes it to someone can literally kill someone!
I like Thiem a lot. But I am wondering how come no one is talking about Thiem not social distancing and playing other exhos ? is it because he's not partying? Just thought I may have missed something.. I had thought both had tested negative but it seems we're putting rules for one but not another (and I'm no fan of Zverev)

Becker could've made his point a lot more eloquently. Not sure why he said things should stay in the locker-room, could've phrased it better by simply saying that Kyrgios should talk to Zverev directly instead of putting him on blast on social media.
I'm really not trying to instigate anything but genuinely curious; in that case though... even though Nick was the one who started it could Boris not take his own advice and talk directly to Kygrios instead of "putting him on blast on social media" ?
 

D-Lite

Semi-Pro
I like Thiem a lot. But I am wondering how come no one is talking about Thiem not social distancing and playing other exhos ? is it because he's not partying? Just thought I may have missed something.. I had thought both had tested negative but it seems we're putting rules for one but not another (and I'm no fan of Zverev)



I'm really not trying to instigate anything but genuinely curious; in that case though... even though Nick was the one who started it could Boris not take his own advice and talk directly to Kygrios instead of "putting him on blast on social media" ?
I think Thiem should have sat out of that 2nd exo - I was just responding to the Kyrgios/Zverev/Becker 'saga' as it were.
 

dr325i

Legend
silence can be quite loud

not a good look
I don’t think Novak is following any of that because his intentions were genuine and it turned out to be the worst possible scenario...

Nothing left to do about it now but get better and ignore all these comments and blame
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
Becker sounds like an idiot. Just goes to say that age doesn't always equal maturity.

Calling Kyrigos a "rat" for not blindly supporting another sportsperson who commits an act that normal people are condemning is ridiculous. Becker acts like being a Tennis player is like being in the mafia and there should be a code of silence (Omerta in Italian mafia language) no matter how terrible their behaviour is.

Can't believe I'm taking Kyrigos side again, but he's in the right and Boris sounds like the stupid man-child.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Sascha and Boris are countryman. How do you expect them not to have each others back?
Does that mean as an American, I should have been rooting for McEnroe over Lendl? Or Roddick over Fed? Donald Trump is an American and I promise you, millions of us don't have his back.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Does that mean as an American, I should have been rooting for McEnroe over Lendl? Or Roddick over Fed? Donald Trump is an American and I promise you, millions of us don't have his back.
I guess the fact that Boris and Sascha are both tennis players counts as much as the fact they are both German. Boris is supposed to be the Head of German Tennis isn't he which means Zverev is his top player.
 
Does that mean as an American, I should have been rooting for McEnroe over Lendl? Or Roddick over Fed? Donald Trump is an American and I promise you, millions of us don't have his back.

Let's see how long these tennis fans from a certain country in the Balkans will be around once Djocovid retires.
 

mike841

New User
Have to agree with Krygios. The tournament arranged by Djokovic and ensuing antics were DUMB beyond belief when there are millions of people infected and half a million people dead due to the virus.

Becker is even dumber to try and it defend it. Guess he must be looking for a coaching gig.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Since Boris Becker became lapdog of Djokovic in 2015, he has become total a## hole.

Long after Novak dumped him, he's still licking his boots
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Like basically 95% of all sport stars.
I'm not disputing that stat or making any judgment call on Boris at all. Just pointing out he didn't just cheat on Barbara (and conceive a child with another woman while Barbara was pregnant), but he cheated on Lily and the other one. I'm no moral police on this issue at all. I think 98% of superstar athletes cheat on their spouses.
 

BorgTheGOAT

Professional
I'm not disputing that stat or making any judgment call on Boris at all. Just pointing out he didn't just cheat on Barbara (and conceive a child with another woman while Barbara was pregnant), but he cheated on Lily and the other one. I'm no moral police on this issue at all. I think 98% of superstar athletes cheat on their spouses.
I know it was more that things like cheating (Djokovic, Kyrgios etc.) are often pointed out here by some posters as if this was something unusual among sport stars and as if 90% of people here wouldn’t do the same if they had the options of tennis players/NBA stars etc.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
I know it was more that things like cheating (Djokovic, Kyrgios etc.) are often pointed out here by some posters as if this was something unusual among sport stars and as if 90% of people here wouldn’t do the same if they had the options of tennis players/NBA stars etc.
So sad for you. Why do you suspect most people have no morals? Is it because you don't?

I can guarantee that I wouldn't do the same ("cheating"). I'm going to guess that many others here would be the same. I'm not sure why you would have such low expectations of them.

Perhaps this is a reflection on you?
 

merwy

Legend
I like Thiem a lot. But I am wondering how come no one is talking about Thiem not social distancing and playing other exhos ? is it because he's not partying? Just thought I may have missed something.. I had thought both had tested negative but it seems we're putting rules for one but not another (and I'm no fan of Zverev)



I'm really not trying to instigate anything but genuinely curious; in that case though... even though Nick was the one who started it could Boris not take his own advice and talk directly to Kygrios instead of "putting him on blast on social media" ?
It seems logical to me that after one starts a public argument/discussion, it’s also resumed in public. For example if someone insults/bullies your friend privately and you felt like standing up for him, you would also tell him privately to back off. But if someone insults and embarrasses your friend in front of an entire group of people, then you would also stand up for him in public.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
so surprising.
Nick has a point, but unfortunately it throws a shadow on the mightiest player ever known to humans, so here we have the fanbois starting to criticize Nick.
Federer/Sampras/Laver? I agree that Federer should probably be speaking up, but what's it got to do with any of them?

I don’t think Novak is following any of that because his intentions were genuine and it turned out to be the worst possible scenario...

Nothing left to do about it now but get better and ignore all these comments and blame
Yeah, he's done plenty enough already.

Have to agree with Krygios. The tournament arranged by Djokovic and ensuing antics were DUMB beyond belief when there are millions of people infected and half a million people dead due to the virus.

Becker is even dumber to try and it defend it. Guess he must be looking for a coaching gig.
Yep, without Dumbovic, none of this would be going on.
 
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