Stan doesn't hold back about Kyrgios in interview

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah good link, remember that. Stan was only right to ask, especially as every player knows about Rafa's fake MTOs...chair umpire was just pathetic :???:
Well I mean it's like the chair is telling him I'm not suppossed to tell you why Rafa is taking a medical timeout. And Stan had to be thinking, "Okay so I can take a medical timeout at anypoint during the set and then not tell anyone why." That's fair, no?

:lol:
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
Here you go again.

:roll:
It is the truth. This kid should be going out there and killing himself to win every tournament at this point. He is a talented guy with a lot of potential but he seems to be "injured" way too much and the only time he seems to bring a proper attitude is at the slams. That is not the attitude of a GREAT champion. Ask Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. Djokovic had a bad attitude with all of his mysterious illnesses and retirements when he was a 20 year old kid but the difference was he won a slam and many Masters 1000s by that age so his racket was doing the talking.

These guys like Tomic and Kyrgios are bit*ching all of the time it seems and they have nothing to show for it. He needs to buckle down, get serious and stfu and play his tennis which has the potential to be great.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Is Kyrgios the "i like to have sex before a big match" guy ?

Did he not get any ?

It is no surprise to see this type of conflict transpire between wawrinka and kyrgios. Neither of them come off as well-mannered men.
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.
Sir, are you the worthy successor of RF-18 and Chico ?


Just wondering ... the thinking people are not well-heeled ? Must suck to be a thinking man/woman.
 

Inanimate_object

Hall of Fame
It is the truth. This kid should be going out there and killing himself to win every tournament at this point. He is a talented guy with a lot of potential but he seems to be "injured" way too much and the only time he seems to bring a proper attitude is at the slams. That is not the attitude of a GREAT champion. Ask Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. Djokovic had a bad attitude with all of his mysterious illnesses and retirements when he was a 20 year old kid but the difference was he won a slam and many Masters 1000s by that age so his racket was doing the talking.

These guys like Tomic and Kyrgios are bit*ching all of the time it seems and they have nothing to show for it. He needs to buckle down, get serious and stfu and play his tennis which has the potential to be great.
You're right. The fact that Kyrgios speaks his mind hasn't yet won a title (c'mon at the age of 20 he should have dozens!) and doesn't shut the f up makes him pathetic. Oh you mighty virtuous ******* please cast more of your conceited judgement on the world, I beseech you.

Seriously, I wonder if English is not your first language because you seem to be using all the wrong words right now. And I'm not going to bother getting into a protracted discussion where you attempt to justify these comically over-reacting sentiments to people who do not fit your bill of righteous moral character. Get over yourself.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Kyrios have Horrible attitude and bad workout routine. He will NEVER win a major if he doesn't change.

Nick right now thinks he is so Talented and good that he can work once a week and win multiple majors......Real life doesn't work that way
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
You're right. The fact that Kyrgios speaks his mind hasn't yet won a title (c'mon at the age of 20 he should have dozens!) and doesn't shut the f up makes him pathetic. Oh you mighty virtuous ******* please cast more of your conceited judgement on the world, I beseech you.

Seriously, I wonder if English is not your first language because you seem to be using all the wrong words right now. And I'm not going to bother getting into a protracted discussion where you attempt to justify these comically over-reacting sentiments to people who do not fit your bill of righteous moral character. Get over yourself.
Get off my case!

I am not here to please you. This is a forum where people offer their opinions.
I enjoy watching Kyrgios and I have stuck up for him many times before (check my posts.) But I find that at age 20, he often has a poor attitude during matches and seems to come up with magical injuries if his game is not going well.

There have been many reports from commentators and players that Kyrgios is lazy. This is a guy with a lot of potential and if he doesn't wise up a little bit he could go the way of a Monfils or worse whereas he probably could aim a lot higher. There is nothing that bothers me more than wasted potential. I hope this is only a phase which he eventually snaps out of.

Wawrinka was right to call him out. Kyrgios was annoying in that match.

P.S. Players who have the potential for greatness start winning titles in their teens or early 20's.
 
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Candide

Hall of Fame
Any man with Beckett on his arm has respect from me. Kyrgios is a spoiled brat who needs to get a clue.

 

Candide

Hall of Fame
Here's a good one that's appropriate to the current Stan.

"Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn't want them back."

 
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jga111

Hall of Fame
I was a fan of Kyrgios. Am not anymore.

He needs to stop talking this load of nonsense and focus on the game. He has a great personality and I would never want him to be shackled, but he really does need to learn how to channel his energy and emotions and keep the negativity/excuses away.

I actually see Kokkinakis overtaking him as Australia's top tennis export shortly. He is growing from strength to strength.
 

Boom-Boom

Legend
Well I mean it's like the chair is telling him I'm not suppossed to tell you why Rafa is taking a medical timeout. And Stan had to be thinking, "Okay so I can take a medical timeout at anypoint during the set and then not tell anyone why." That's fair, no?

:lol:
very fair, cos the Bull gonna take 7 mn timeout when down 1 set 1 break in a Slam final without telling anyone why, but it's not to disrupt opponent, no?
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Here's a good one that's appropriate to the current Stan.

"Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn't want them back."

Nice one, Stanimal is the best thing that's happened to men's tennis the last few years. Go Stan, go Beckett!
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Here's a good one that's appropriate to the current Stan.

"Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn't want them back."

Beautiful words and totally apt/fitting.
 

Candide

Hall of Fame
Some more apt words from Beckett on another player.

"There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet."

 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Here's a good one that's appropriate to the current Stan.

"Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn't want them back."

Photoshop Beckett's head to this photo, please!
 

Supertegwyn

Hall of Fame
I don't see what the big deal is. No player (apart from Humblito) talks down his chances BEFORE a match; that's admitting defeat. I'm not sure if he was feeling sick, but he sure as hell isn't going to reveal that to Wawrinka ahead of time.
 

jga111

Hall of Fame
I don't see what the big deal is. No player (apart from Humblito) talks down his chances BEFORE a match; that's admitting defeat. I'm not sure if he was feeling sick, but he sure as hell isn't going to reveal that to Wawrinka ahead of time.
I think you're missing the point. The fact that he says it after the match when he lost is effectively making excuses for himself and belittling Wawrinka's victory at the same - I deem that disrespectful.

Would Kyrgios say he was sick if he won?? Doubt it very much.
 

Supertegwyn

Hall of Fame
I think you're missing the point. The fact that he says it after the match when he lost is effectively making excuses for himself and belittling Wawrinka's victory at the same - I deem that disrespectful.

Would Kyrgios say he was sick if he won?? Doubt it very much.
I mean I don't know if Kyrgios was sick or not, and who knows if any of his injuries are legitimate or just him complaining (and I do mean who knows, because as far as I know nobody in this forum has any real evidence either way), but it's not like he didn't praise Wawrinka at all. "He hit the ball massive, free swinging out there".

It doesn't seem to me like those are the words of someone saying "I only lost cause I was sick, this idiot doesn't compare to I, Nick Kyrgios, Slayer of Nadal".

It sounds more like "Yeah Wawrinka can hit a really hard ball and I felt really sick and together it was a recipe for disaster".
 

jga111

Hall of Fame
I mean I don't know if Kyrgios was sick or not, and who knows if any of his injuries are legitimate or just him complaining (and I do mean who knows, because as far as I know nobody in this forum has any real evidence either way), but it's not like he didn't praise Wawrinka at all. "He hit the ball massive, free swinging out there".

It doesn't seem to me like those are the words of someone saying "I only lost cause I was sick, this idiot doesn't compare to I, Nick Kyrgios, Slayer of Nadal".

It sounds more like "Yeah Wawrinka can hit a really hard ball and I felt really sick and together it was a recipe for disaster".
I hear you. I just don't think there was any value in saying that he was sick. Yes he praised him, but whenever he comes out self-deprecating with comments about his sickness, injuries, etc, it can far outweigh any praise he gives to his opponent. It appears that many others include professional players like Wawrinka feel the same way. Kyrgios is intelligent enough to realise this. I guess he just doesn't care. Personally I feel the sooner he matures the better he will be - until then I seriously think Kokkinakis can overtake him, as in stark contrast, the younger one is maturing better.
 

reaper

Legend
Kyrgios won a few matches at Wimbledon last year, then took time out before the US Open due to injury. He won a few matches there but was hobbling around the court and periodically clutching his shoulder. At times the "pain" was so bad he would yell out "What am I doing here" or "why am I playing." He then took the rest of the year off citing burn out. He played the AO, but then had several months off due to injury. He then played a bit at Nice but defaulted a match. He then went to the French Open and had to serve half pace due to an agonising arm injury. Now he's arrived here and it's a shame he's had to play Wawrinka when he was sick.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Kyrgios won a few matches at Wimbledon last year, then took time out before the US Open due to injury. He won a few matches there but was hobbling around the court and periodically clutching his shoulder. At times the "pain" was so bad he would yell out "What am I doing here" or "why am I playing." He then took the rest of the year off citing burn out. He played the AO, but then had several months off due to injury. He then played a bit at Nice but defaulted a match. He then went to the French Open and had to serve half pace due to an agonising arm injury. Now he's arrived here and it's a shame he's had to play Wawrinka when he was sick.
You omitted his run to his first final in Estoril and his 2R upset of Fed in Madrid. No motivation problems then.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Only 2 slam titles and already an attitude problem. Not cool.
KG will end up being much better on grass than Wawa can ever dream of being. Wait and see.
 
Is Stan a badass now? First he was talking smack about the French players and now this.

I mean, that's fine if he is...but it's interesting. I wonder if it has to do with working with his new team. Now he's stronger and fitter than ever...maybe figures, "I can kick everybody's *** in a fight now."
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Only "two" Slam titles :) Its like saying, he is only a "millionaire"
Compared to Agassi, Sampras, Djoko, Fedal or even Courier, it's nothing. Especially since, unlike Murray, he doesn't have a truckload of master titles or an Olympic gold (or alternately a WTF accomplishment ) to back that up. (He's never been in top 2 either). So, any "attitude" is perfectly unwarranted and unwelcome.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Compared to Agassi, Sampras, Djoko, Fedal or even Courier, it's nothing. Especially since, unlike Murray, he doesn't have a truckload of master titles or an Olympic gold (or alternately a WTF accomplishment ) to back that up. (He's never been in top 2 either). So, any "attitude" is perfectly unwarranted and unwelcome.
you're truly laughable. Your bitterness shines through in every single poast of yours :) :)
 

TheMusicLover

G.O.A.T.
you're truly laughable. Your bitterness shines through in every single poast of yours :) :)
I think it's pretty sad, actually. Too see THAT amount of butthurtness. :neutral:

I guess it's some kind of a prerequisite to become a genuine member of the VB-squad. I unfortunately can't think of any other reason.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
And yet you cannot refute any of my arguments because all of them are true.
Yes, your logic is infallible. Seeing how Stan is only a mere two-slam pleb, it is obvious that he should just keep his mouth shut in the face of questionable behavior from Kyrgios.

I don't see how anyone could refute that.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
And yet you cannot refute any of my arguments because all of them are true.
yes, Stan ain't on Fedalovic level yet.
No, that doesn't mean he can't take a 19 year old punk - who's yet to win his first ATP 250 title - to school for pulling a Rafa.

See, it ain't that hard to refute your arguments, because your ain't half as smart as you think you are, but you're waaaay to biased to see that ;-) ;-)
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Compared to Agassi, Sampras, Djoko, Fedal or even Courier, it's nothing. Especially since, unlike Murray, he doesn't have a truckload of master titles or an Olympic gold (or alternately a WTF accomplishment ) to back that up. (He's never been in top 2 either). So, any "attitude" is perfectly unwarranted and unwelcome.
Well, 2 Slam titles is not exactly nothing, is it? Outside of the Big 3, only he, Hewitt and Murray can boast of winning that many amongst current players. Plus he does have Olympic gold (albeit in doubles)! :wink:
 
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falstaff78

Hall of Fame
Compared to Agassi, Sampras, Djoko, Fedal or even Courier, it's nothing. Especially since, unlike Murray, he doesn't have a truckload of master titles or an Olympic gold (or alternately a WTF accomplishment ) to back that up. (He's never been in top 2 either). So, any "attitude" is perfectly unwarranted and unwelcome.
He does have Olympic gold (albeit in doubles).
Well played ser

He also has a WTF semi, a Davis cup, and his two major wins each included brutal take-downs of numbers one and two in the world.

He's not Murray yet by a long shot, but he was gracious enough to acknowledge that. So calling him arrogant or a tennis pleb is a pretty impressive achievement of stupidity!!
 
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Dan Z

Semi-Pro
And yet you cannot refute any of my arguments because all of them are true.
you do make some good posts yet as soon as anything Nadal related comes up your brain seemingly turns to jelly. why does he have this phenomena on his fans? it's rampant round here...
 
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