Let's not ignore the fact...

CCPass

Semi-Pro
He is already keyboardwarrioring on social media, bullying fans and other players (flavor of the week is Tsitsipas). Tennis is his part-time job.
 

T007

Professional
RBA was losing to nobodies since the Grass court season beats kyrgios in 3 sets including a bagel. Is he really back in form or due to kyrgios lacklustre performance
 

gadge

Professional
RBA was losing to nobodies since the Grass court season beats kyrgios in 3 sets including a bagel. Is he really back in form or due to kyrgios lacklustre performance
Beating nick isn’t that big of an achievement anymore
 
I would like to examine kyrgios brain. I believe he does want to try, he started focused in the first set playing some good shots but then he starts to mix in more and more bad decisions.


He plays like 2 or 3 good shots and then he hits a totally unmotivated drop shot to the middle of the court or he attacks the net with a weak push shot or he serves a 130 mph second serve.

I don't think he wants to tank but some kind of devil on his shoulders tells him to make those bad decisions. After it he immediately realizes that it was stupid but in that moment something tells him to make that decision.

Later in the match then he often really tanks but that is when he realized he won't win anyway, I don't believe the issue is a lack of wanting to win but that he just isn't able to keep focus.

That makes me feel bad for him, he realizes he is wasting his talent but I believe the whole "I don't care" attitude is a protective mechanism, he would like to win and fulfill his potential but somehow he can't
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
I would like to examine kyrgios brain. I believe he does want to try, he started focused in the first set playing some good shots but then he starts to mix in more and more bad decisions.


He plays like 2 or 3 good shots and then he hits a totally unmotivated drop shot to the middle of the court or he attacks the net with a weak push shot or he serves a 130 mph second serve.

I don't think he wants to tank but some kind of devil on his shoulders tells him to make those bad decisions. After it he immediately realizes that it was stupid but in that moment something tells him to make that decision.

Later in the match then he often really tanks but that is when he realized he won't win anyway, I don't believe the issue is a lack of wanting to win but that he just isn't able to keep focus.

That makes me feel bad for him, he realizes he is wasting his talent but I believe the whole "I don't care" attitude is a protective mechanism, he would like to win and fulfill his potential but somehow he can't
I've heard it put best as Kyrgios is scared of actually competing. Sort of like the guy who's constantly sarcastic but never puts forward any honest thoughts of his own.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
I've heard it put best as Kyrgios is scared of actually competing. Sort of like the guy who's constantly sarcastic but never puts forward any honest thoughts of his own.
Once he realised his game wasn't good enough to actually compete at the later stages of the slams he created a persona of a guy not caring and making no effort. The invented persona prevented him having to face up to his own inadequacies and allowed him to sleep at night.

Would be my guess.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Kyrgios probably made $100k just showing up, with all kinds of free room, food, and gifts. He may have wanted to try, but he always shrinks from challenges, so he was happy to have the piad vacation in NY and can go keyboard warrior on social media to keep gullible drama queens hooked and keep them asking for him on tour. Dolah, dollah, bills y'all!
 

jimjam

Professional
I've heard it put best as Kyrgios is scared of actually competing. Sort of like the guy who's constantly sarcastic but never puts forward any honest thoughts of his own.
I can 100% confirm this is what is going on in Kyrgios' head.

I know because this is how I play Tennis myself. I start off with good intentions but as soon as something doesn't go my way, I stop trying.

Because deep down I'd rather lose not trying, than try my best and get beaten.

I don't think it's an uncommon mindset, and is a guarantee that you won't succeed at the activity that triggers it.

It's a miracle he got this far tbh. Most professional athletes don't have it.
 
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