nick tells it like it is

#1
Nor can Kyrgios take much of Djokovic.
"I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger (Federer)," the Australian said.
"For me personally -- I don't care right now, I've come this far -- I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can't stand him.
"This whole celebration thing (blowing kisses to the crowd) that he does after matches, it's like so cringeworthy. It's very cringeworthy.
 
#4
Nor can Kyrgios take much of Djokovic.
"I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger (Federer)," the Australian said.
"For me personally -- I don't care right now, I've come this far -- I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can't stand him.
"This whole celebration thing (blowing kisses to the crowd) that he does after matches, it's like so cringeworthy. It's very cringeworthy.
There have been multiple threads about this interview and these exact comments. Why do you feel the need to make a new thread just so the attention can be on you? Have some tact.
 
#12
1) most people want to be liked; nothing wrong with that.
2) I see nothing sickly obsessive about his behavior and the pursuit of being liked.
No, he's right about Joe. He does have a perverse desire to be liked. Most adults know enough to be themselves and aren't sycophants like Joe but it's no surprise he started putting on this phony cornball persona when he realized people will always root for other players over him. Sometimes the mask does slip tho revealing his ugly, affair having, shirt ripping, ball kid abusing true self.
 
#14
1) most people want to be liked; nothing wrong with that.
2) I see nothing sickly obsessive about his behavior and the pursuit of being liked.
not sure why the world no.35 was so annoyed by noel's aftermath whatever he liked/wanted to do as long as not throwing a chair n w/in the rules. how abt shavo's throwing her nsew-compassed knees-bending fake kisses:?))).........plenty other's heart-shaping etcetcetc......lolololol. freedom of celebs, nk. we'r not in north korea:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.....................................
 
#17
So what really new is Nick telling people? This is known for centuries, and even if I dont have a problem with his desire to be liked (even if I disagree with that obsession) his ruotine of kisses and everything is definitely cringeworthy. However, being no.1 tennis player in the world, he does not give a **** about what other thinks of that - fair is fair I guess
 
#19
He's honest about everything except about himself
He said that he got carried away in the heat of the moment in Rome. In the past he said that is afraid of giving it a go full steam, because he may find that he is not good enough. He has also been clear that other sports are more interesting to him, although he plays tennis for a living.

Seems pretty honest with/about himself to me.

:cool:
 
#20
First, Kyrgios is 100% correct. Although personally, I find Kyrgios, Djokovic and Federer all cringeworthy. Kyrgios is the bad-boy who wants to be hated at all costs. Djokovic wants to be loved like Federer. And Federer is the standard-fare Swiss statesman. They are all three extremes. Kyrgios the extreme bad-boy. Djokovic the extreme wanna-be. Federer the extreme caricature of polished, smoothed-out and subdued normalcy.

The top guy on tour in the last 15 years who I've found has the best mix of personality traits is Andy Murray.
 
#22
I wonder how many propel actually finish listening to that interview/podcast. Nick was being really authentic and talked what he thought and believed. It’s quite clear he’s a lost soul in the wrong sport. He talked about how most players are surrounded by their own team and it’s always just about themselves. There’s little interaction or relationship amongst players and he doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like traveling and it’s clear to me he doesn’t like the very business like environment in tennis. He said he looks forward to finishing a match/tournament so that he can just get out of it. He also admits part of that lack of effort is because he’s afraid to face the fact that he’s not good enough. The other part is he really believes he’s NOT good enough to win a slam even if he tries. He seems to have settled with the fact he has to keep playing tennis for a living and he’s just waiting for his body to break down so that he can move on to something else. Nick obviously spends a lot of time on social media and strange enough seems really cares what people say about him while always presenting a ‘I don’t care attitude’. He believes he’s good for the sport as he brings in more interest outside of your everyday tennis fans.

The comments on the players come last in the interview and he was actually a bit hesitant in the beginning to be honest. Ben encouraged him. He’s of course entitled to his opinion which many actually agree. As always media/people just pick the most controversial part of the interview and completely ignore what the other 40 mins of it where Nick explains why he’s the way he is.

To me Nick is very conflicted in his job. He believes he’s good for the sport by just being himself, yet he doesn’t like the professional efforts and discipline one needs to put in to be on the top. I think he should just pack up and find another job and other meaning in life. He should have been well set up for whatever he’d like to do. The problem is, he might just want to have ‘fun’ in life and there isn’t such a job.
 
#23
You need villains in sport. You need someone who will say what others won't. You need someone who does thinga outside the box that will entertain us in a unique way.

We have our greats, we have our young upcomers, we have our journeymen, and we have our NK.

The ATP tour is better with him than without him, regardless of what we think of him.
 
#24
Nor can Kyrgios take much of Djokovic.
"I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger (Federer)," the Australian said.
"For me personally -- I don't care right now, I've come this far -- I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can't stand him.
"This whole celebration thing (blowing kisses to the crowd) that he does after matches, it's like so cringeworthy. It's very cringeworthy.
I did not hear the interview. Did he really say that Federer is doping? Did he use term "PEDr"?
 
#26
Also Nick is so right when he said he doesn’t get why the players show so much respect even after they lose to the top players, to the extend that they go on social media and say what an incredible champion their opponent are after a loss. In fact they do so before and after a match. As much as people hate the arrogance of Nick, Zeverv or Tsitsipas, that is exactly what you need to beat the best.
 
#27
I don't know who is moderating this board but could you please merge all of Nick threads? My eyes hurt honestly. People keep opening new threads all the time and this looks like a circus.
 
#31
Picking the most incendiary quotes from the whole interview makes him look strange but the entire interview is interesting. He comes across as a genuine person who is the same in interviews and on the court as he is in real life. He admits that he cannot go out and try hard every time he's on the court. He doesn't like the "maximizing corporate sponsorship opportunities" persona that other players have to hid how they truly are in real life when no one is looking..
 
#32
Picking the most incendiary quotes from the whole interview makes him look strange but the entire interview is interesting. He comes across as a genuine person who is the same in interviews and on the court as he is in real life. He admits that he cannot go out and try hard every time he's on the court. He doesn't like the "maximizing corporate sponsorship opportunities" persona that other players have to hid how they truly are in real life when no one is looking..
like i said, he tells it like it is
 
#34
World no 1 can do wad ever he likes

This fake Nicky the clown should play basketball
lolololol man, could b a very good bsktball player but not sure can be ranked world no. 36 though..............well, for time being he has to put up w/ it n hanging there for a while.

hope he could get a m1k somewhere at least if can't pocket a $lam:love::love::love::love::love:......................

not sure nxt wk still can sit on seat no.36 considering he threw that chair in rome. he's a hard working entertainer:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D................
 
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