Stan doesn't hold back about Kyrgios in interview

falstaff78

Hall of Fame
Stan the Man, forthright as can be....!!!


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/33150858


Second seed Wawrinka had earlier impressed in his first match since winning at Roland Garros, needing just 49 minutes to see off Kyrgios, last year's Wimbledon quarter-finalist. The Swiss goes on to face big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in the second round of the Wimbledon warm-up event.

Kyrgios said afterwards that he had been "sick for the last week", adding: "I just felt uncomfortable the whole time.
"He hit the ball massive, free swinging out there. I almost found it difficult to get myself engaged and didn't want to be there."

Wawrinka responded: "It doesn't really surprise me. When I read his interviews, it's always funny, a lot of things you can take.
"When I read before the match, he was ready, excited for the challenge, and now he is sick.
"So I'm just saying he's saying a lot of things, and I think it's always interesting as a player to read what he's saying and how his mind is working."
 

Boom-Boom

Legend
Stan the Man, forthright as can be....!!!


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/33150858

Wawrinka responded: "It doesn't really surprise me. When I read his interviews, it's always funny, a lot of things you can take.
"When I read before the match, he was ready, excited for the challenge, and now he is sick.
"So I'm just saying he's saying a lot of things, and I think it's always interesting as a player to read what he's saying and how his mind is working."
well said Stanimal :)
 

jwjh

Legend
I'm sure Stannis has read Kyrgios' interview after losing to Clayray:

NICK KYRGIOS: Well, Murray, I think he's one of the best defenders of the game at the moment. Yeah, obviously matchup is key thing in tennis, but today I wasn't near 100%. Not to take anything from him. He played unbelievable. I don't think he served well, but he made a lot of returns and he just does what he does best: that's make a lot of balls and mix up the game. He was too good.
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=109945
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Kyrgios has alot of nerve. He shouldn't have played the match if he was still feeling "sick"
Well, at least he said that:

"He hit the ball massive, free swinging out there. I almost found it difficult to get myself engaged and didn't want to be there."

The last part takes me LOL.
 
I'm sure Stannis has read Kyrgios' interview after losing to Clayray:

NICK KYRGIOS: Well, Murray, I think he's one of the best defenders of the game at the moment. Yeah, obviously matchup is key thing in tennis, but today I wasn't near 100%. Not to take anything from him. He played unbelievable. I don't think he served well, but he made a lot of returns and he just does what he does best: that's make a lot of balls and mix up the game. He was too good.
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=109945
Kyrigos went from being excited and ready for the match , to being sick for a week after the match, completely different
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Does Kyrgios have some kind of multiple personality disorder ?

On court , he is so effusive in the praise of his opponents when they hit a good shot. Off court, he messes up things this way and this is not the first time.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Find us a quote where Nadal blames his defeat on not being 100% or being ill. Go on. I dare ya.
are you serious? Not even 24 hours old yet:
"As the owner of 14 majors, however, Nadal resists the suggestion that grass has been that bad a workplace for him; he has, after all, reached four Wimbledon finals, winning twice, with the 2008 victory over Roger Federer regarded as among the greatest in the history of the game. “I think I always played well on grass,” he said, “but a few times that I couldn’t play I had problems with my knees. Everybody knows that grass is a surface that I really like a lot. Last year I was better with my knees. I think I played a positive Wimbledon after two tough years.

“My knees are fine. It’s obvious that, if my knees are fine, I have chances to compete well. Grass is probably the second surface where I had most success in my career. I feel comfortable. Today I don’t have physical limitation like I had in 2012 and 2013, so that’s important.”
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jun/15/rafael-nadal-dolgopolov-queens-stuttgart
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Kyrgios has alot of nerve. He shouldn't have played the match if he was still feeling "sick"
he said he WAS sick. not he is sick now. he is getting over a bad flu, it is perfectly normal to not have your timing and be off. and Stan can blow you off the court with his power too.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
he said he WAS sick. not he is sick now. he is getting over a bad flu, it is perfectly normal to not have your timing and be off. and Stan can blow you off the court with his power too.
You could hear him say during the match that he was having trouble breathing.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
He should apply for WC @Nottingham to defend his title and get 250 points while at it. Hurry, Nick...I hear Nadal has his eyes on that prize.
 

Peters

Professional
I think Kyrgios does have some personality quirks, more than your average tennis player anyway.

Talented, but I sometimes feel it's going to take him a long time to properly mature - and he won't get the most out of his career because of this.

If he's struggling to make sense of the sport and what he really wants out of it, then I perhaps feel a little sorry for him. It doesn't come naturally to everyone - and it can be quite a slog.

He'll gradually learn things the hard way obviously, but I wouldn't be too tough on him at this stage.
 

>17

New User
It is no surprise to see this type of conflict transpire between wawrinka and kyrgios. Neither of them come off as well-mannered men.
 

>17

New User
What are you on about? Wawrinka is the People's Champion!
He does not seem so widely popular or liked to me. His temper seems… not so tempered.
Rafael Nadal is the champion of the common people and also the thinking people, and federer seems to be the favorite for the more well-heeled men.
 

Dan Z

Semi-Pro
Rafael Nadal is the champion of the common people and also the thinking people
thinking people? as in lowest common denominator / can tie own shoelaces or are you suggesting his playstyle attracts philosophers and other visionaries?
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Good on Stan. It'll be interesting to see if Kyrgios pulls out of next weeks Nottingham Open if he's truly sick...

Notice an absence of Stan's criticism in Australian media, if it was someone criticizing Tomic they'd be all over him. Ah such is life.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
He does not seem so widely popular or liked to me. His temper seems… not so tempered.
Rafael Nadal is the champion of the common people and also the thinking people, and federer seems to be the favorite for the more well-heeled men.
:confused::confused::confused:
10confused

Rafa probably has a larger female fan base, especially teenagers and young women though. That's nothing to snide at.
 
J

JRAJ1988

Guest
Good on Stan. It'll be interesting to see if Kyrgios pulls out of next weeks Nottingham Open if he's truly sick...

Notice an absence of Stan's criticism in Australian media, if it was someone criticizing Tomic they'd be all over him. Ah such is life.
I've noticed the media witch-hunt against Tomic. They should praising his rather solid 2015.
 

>17

New User
thinking people? as in lowest common denominator / can tie own shoelaces or are you suggesting his playstyle attracts philosophers and other visionaries?
:confused::confused::confused:
10confused

Rafa probably has a larger female fan base, especially teenagers and young women though. That's nothing to snide at.
Yes. I agree with the bottom one that Rafael is number one with the young and with the women. These are two groups less corrupted by the ills and afflictions of the world.
I also think that the most thoughtful people are often fans of Nadal. Like the upper poster said, "visionaries" was a nice way to put it, thanks.

 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
Good on Stan for calling out Kyrgios! Kyrgios' attitude for a 20 year old rising star is pathetic.
 

Smasher08

Legend
Yes. I agree with the bottom one that Rafael is number one with the young and with the women. These are two groups less corrupted by the ills and afflictions of the world.
Those clearly aren't the only groups that Nads is number one with -- and that's perfectly ok.

Love is beautiful and natural. Live and love in peace.
 

>17

New User
Those clearly aren't the only groups that Nads is number one with -- and that's perfectly ok.

Love is beautiful and natural. Live and love in peace.
What do you mean? I agree with your last bit, yes. Live and love in peace.
 

Smasher08

Legend
Stan the Man, forthright as can be....!!!


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/33150858


Second seed Wawrinka had earlier impressed in his first match since winning at Roland Garros, needing just 49 minutes to see off Kyrgios, last year's Wimbledon quarter-finalist. The Swiss goes on to face big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in the second round of the Wimbledon warm-up event.

Kyrgios said afterwards that he had been "sick for the last week", adding: "I just felt uncomfortable the whole time.
"He hit the ball massive, free swinging out there. I almost found it difficult to get myself engaged and didn't want to be there."

Wawrinka responded: "It doesn't really surprise me. When I read his interviews, it's always funny, a lot of things you can take.
"When I read before the match, he was ready, excited for the challenge, and now he is sick.
"So I'm just saying he's saying a lot of things, and I think it's always interesting as a player to read what he's saying and how his mind is working."
Good of Stan for calling him out like this.

"Curious" has a lot of growing up to do -- and he will -- so I think Stanimal handled this in the best way possible.
 
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