Rod Laver - Nick Kyrgios should be suspended

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Laver provided interviewed for Australia's journals Sydney Morning Herald and The Age during US Open 2019.

"Whatever they have done hasn't worked so far, so maybe a suspension is the only answer," Laver told The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

"I'm not sure he's learned anything from any of the things that have gone on."

"Nick is Nick, unfortunately," Laver said. "He could have been, or still could become, a world champion because of his serving ability, his game."

"But his brain gets in the way. He doesn't want to adhere to the conditions or the umpire."

 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Laver provided interviewed for Australia's journals Sydney Morning Herald and The Age during US Open 2019.

"Whatever they have done hasn't worked so far, so maybe a suspension is the only answer," Laver told The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

"I'm not sure he's learned anything from any of the things that have gone on."

"Nick is Nick, unfortunately," Laver said. "He could have been, or still could become, a world champion because of his serving ability, his game."

"But his brain gets in the way. He doesn't want to adhere to the conditions or the umpire."

will Laver ever coach Kyrios ? if asked
 

Purplemonster

Hall of Fame
Laver provided interviewed for Australia's journals Sydney Morning Herald and The Age during US Open 2019.

"Whatever they have done hasn't worked so far, so maybe a suspension is the only answer," Laver told The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

"I'm not sure he's learned anything from any of the things that have gone on."

"Nick is Nick, unfortunately," Laver said. "He could have been, or still could become, a world champion because of his serving ability, his game."

"But his brain gets in the way. He doesn't want to adhere to the conditions or the umpire."

Rod Laver is spot on, not because of who he is but more so that it is completely logical. Kyrgios is a disrespectful person. Minimum 1 year suspension with a further $250,000 fine on top of it. Hopefully that will put an end to his atrocious behaviour or better still force him out of the game.
 
While not being a fan of NK's behaviour, it isn't anything worse than what Serena has done, at least twice in the same major. Agreed it cost her the matches eventually, but nothing more than that. By that yardstick, she should also have been suspended especially after that Clijsters match.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
Maybe Laver is giving a final warning here of sorts. Nick can still be entertaining without crossing the line if he just tried harder. Hate to see him get banned.
 

el sergento

Hall of Fame
So ban the only non big 3 player the general public has any interest in when the big 3 are reaching the end of their careers. There's a winning strategy.
This.

I saw some pretty promising juniors practice today and guess what I saw: they were throwing in under arm drop serves during regular practice.

Nick the tantrum ejaculating dick is having an impact.
 

stingstang

Semi-Pro
Banning someone who can fill a stadium and get tv ratings would be moronic. Some other sports have to stage the controversy he creates. Tennis is sleepwalking towards a cliff edge, when fedal retire it's freefall time.

Guess laver would have wanted McEnroe / Connors banned back in the day, that would have been a smart move too...
 

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
Guess laver would have wanted McEnroe / Connors banned back in the day, that would have been a smart move too...
difference is mcenroe and connors were good and won slams. if nick being as complete loser and trashing tennis in general is good for the sport then there isn't much hope for the sport at all. if he were a winner it would be different, i wouldn't like him still but getting attention and prime time matches would be deserved.
 

Tshooter

Legend
In b4 all 3 fans of Kyrgios come to defend him.
He was one of the biggest draws at the 2019 USO. I bet he draws even bigger at the 2010 A.O. How many are fans I have no clue but he puts bodies in seats and most of the tour can't do that.

It's not only USO. Mark Ein spent his appearance budget on Nick not Zed.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
difference is mcenroe and connors were good and won slams. if nick being as complete loser and trashing tennis in general is good for the sport then there isn't much hope for the sport at all. if he were a winner it would be different, i wouldn't like him still but getting attention and prime time matches would be deserved.
So, the win or the loss reverts your moral compass? Good to hear what sort of people are judging St Nick.

:cool:
 

Tennease

Hall of Fame
Let the One on One showdown begins...

Psycho Nicko vs Rodney Rocket

Rod Laver Arena
00:00 GMT+10
25 December 2019

Best of 20 sets.

Entertainment by AC/DC, Eminem, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Susan Boyle,
ABBA, The Seekers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Wiggles.

Hurry up, tickets limited.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Laver is just trying to hype and sell tickets to the Laver Cup.
Fitting that Kyrgios is appearing there. That entire phony lame cringe event should be banned.
:rolleyes:
 
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Rafa24

Hall of Fame
So, the win or the loss reverts your moral compass? Good to hear what sort of people are judging St Nick.

:cool:
no, i'm saying he is playing tennis. if he is good? show him. if he's not good don't make him prime time matchup because of his antics. this is tennis not WWE.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
no, i'm saying he is playing tennis. if he is good? show him. if he's not good don't make him prime time matchup because of his antics. this is tennis not WWE.
You don't know what you are arguing. Now you switched from "ban him, he is bad for the sport" to "he doesn't deserve prime time".

:cool:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Laver provided interviewed for Australia's journals Sydney Morning Herald and The Age during US Open 2019.

"Whatever they have done hasn't worked so far, so maybe a suspension is the only answer," Laver told The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

"I'm not sure he's learned anything from any of the things that have gone on."

"Nick is Nick, unfortunately," Laver said. "He could have been, or still could become, a world champion because of his serving ability, his game."

"But his brain gets in the way. He doesn't want to adhere to the conditions or the umpire."


“Same **** everyday man. people need to stay in their lane,” St. Nick

Kyrgios is this oddity who plays the Big 3 well enough (not Murray by the way), but has a weak return game. All of Laver's discipline in the world will not change this reality. He's just a really fun to watch servebot who at his best can return 2nd serve a whole lot better than your average servebot. (First serve return of Kyrgios is uniquely awful.)

I think Kyrgios got a pretty clear message when he was fined over $110k for one match. That was well done and necessary and hopefully averts a scenario (another incident this year) where suspension is necessary.

Laver Cup is ATP event so he won't be suspended until he does something after this.

Come to think of it if Kyrgios passes the test at Laver Cup, maybe coaching during match would be a good thing for him. It certainly might be even more entertaining.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Doesn't matter, because Novak is a champion and champions can do what they want.

Kyrgios beating Rafa in Acapulco is one of the most deserved victories I can remember, because Rafa put on so much gamesmanship to try and put Kyrgios away. And Rafa get a lot of support afterwards. Some even thought Kyrgios was the unfair one for serving an underarm serve :rolleyes:
 
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-snake-

Professional
This overrated relic who's won all his slams against MUGS doesn't know what he's talking about.
 

Fedinkum

Legend
I am not a fan of Kyrios' tennis but I envy his ability to troll the establishment of Tennis Australia. I hate those circle jerks from the "Aussie Boys" clan.
 

big ted

Hall of Fame
there was similar talk with Mac in the 80s.. ban him for a year some said... And the question became who's bigger.. the players or the tour?? when they started the atp tour in 1990 that's when the tour became bigger, and they defaulted Mac at the AO. so which is bigger in 2019? it seems to have regressed back to the players running the show again...
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
Maybe Laver is giving a final warning here of sorts. Nick can still be entertaining without crossing the line if he just tried harder. Hate to see him get banned.
Nick is an odd one. His serve alone is as good or better than Raonic, and uninjured Raonic did so well. Add to that the rest of Nick's game, and it will net him way more than Raonic has done. Nick could win slams, especially in current day tour, but he simply refuses to care, always finding some trifling matter to focus on. Le Sigh.
 

Azure

Legend
I hear that Nick is super popular on this forum all the time. Is it really true? Every time I think he is popular is when he plays a high profile opponent. Any metric for this?
 

ArcspacE

Legend
Laver provided interviewed for Australia's journals Sydney Morning Herald and The Age during US Open 2019.

"Whatever they have done hasn't worked so far, so maybe a suspension is the only answer," Laver told The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

"I'm not sure he's learned anything from any of the things that have gone on."

"Nick is Nick, unfortunately," Laver said. "He could have been, or still could become, a world champion because of his serving ability, his game."

"But his brain gets in the way. He doesn't want to adhere to the conditions or the umpire."

Move over, old man - your time of relevance has long passed

Nick is good for the viewing numbers - deal with it
 
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