Showing posts with label Nick Kyrgios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nick Kyrgios. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nadal wants Kyrgios to set better example

Nadal wants Kyrgios to set better example
Nadal wants Kyrgios to set better example

Rafael Nadal insisted Wednesday that he has immense respect for Nick Kyrgios's talent, and his public scolding of the mercurial Aussie after their stormy Acapulco clash doesn't change that.

Kyrgios survived three match points to beat top-seeded Nadal in three sets to reach the quarter-finals in Acapulco, where he went on to win his first ATP title in more than a year.

Immediately after the match, 17-time Grand Slam champion Nadal said that Kyrgios -- who complained of illness, served underarm and taunted a pro-Nadal crowd on the way to victory -- "lacks respect for the public, the opponent and for himself."

Monday, March 4, 2019

Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco title

Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco title
Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco title

Nick Kyrgios saved his best performance of a brilliant week for last as the Australian stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title.

The temperamental Aussie, whose scintillating run to the final included wins over multiple grand slam winners Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal, played free and focused from the outset and frustrated German Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Federer beats Kyrgios at US Open

Federer beats Kyrgios at US Open
Federer beats Kyrgios at US Open

Roger Federer handed Nick Kyrgios a 6-4 6-1 7-5 tennis masterclass by storming into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday with a ruthless display that left the Australian talking to himself and waving the white flag.

With all three of their previous meetings requiring a third-set tiebreak to decide the winner, a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium had expected high drama but instead witnessed a rout as Federer recorded his third win against the unpredictable Australian.

The match was not only an intriguing contrast in styles but also in temperament, with Federer, tennis's ultimate good guy, taking on Kyrgios, the sport's undisputed bad boy.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Kyrgios defeats Albot at US Open

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Video: Nick Kyrgios rallies during night session to defeat Radu Albot

Nick Kyrgios unleashed 25 aces and 48 winners to eliminate Moldova's Radu Albot, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and advance safely to R2.

Umpire tells Kyrgios to try harder

Umpire tells Kyrgios to try harder
Umpire tells Kyrgios to try harder

Nick Kyrgios was told to try harder at the US Open on Thursday -- by a frustrated umpire who controversially climbed out of his chair to give the Australian a pep talk.

Kyrgios was a set and 0-3 down to Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Court 17 when umpire Mohamed Lahyani lost patience with the under-performing 30th seed.

Lahyani stood over the seated Kyrgios, berating the 23-year-old.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Weary Kyrgios puts heat on officials after first round win

Weary Kyrgios puts heat on officials after first round win
Weary Kyrgios puts heat on officials after first round win

Nick Kyrgios sweated out a 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-2 win over Radu Albot to reach the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday then the fiery Australian put the heat on officials to come up with a extreme conditions rule instead of making one up on the fly.

With temperatures soaring above 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) amid crushing humidity, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said a 10-minute heat break granted to women players before a third set would be extended to the men.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: Nick Kyrgios Jack Sock Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Nick Kyrgios Jack Sock Practice | 2018 US Open

"How does it feel to have all the expectations of the #USOpen right on your shoulders?" Nick Kyrgios & Jack Sock have never been shy about what's on their mind, so we decided they should get Mic'd Up during their hilarious practice together!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Video: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesday Highlights

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Video: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesday Highlights

Watch Tuesday highlights of Roger Federer versus Peter Gojowczyk, Denis Shapovalov versus Kyle Edmund and Nick Kyrgios versus Denis Kudla at the Western & Southern Open.



Photo: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour

Video Highlights: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesdays action

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Video Highlights: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesdays action

Watch highlights as Nick Kyrgios saves match point to beat Denis Kudla at the Western & Southern Open. David Goffin and Hyeon Chung also advance.



Photo credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nick Kyrgios forgot to bring his tennis shoes to a match

Nick Kyrgios forgot to bring his tennis shoes to a match
Nick Kyrgios forgot to bring his tennis shoes to a match

Nick Kyrgios forgot to bring his tennis shoes to his match against Denis Kudla at the Cincinnati Masters.

Kyrgios made it all the way down to the court in his basketball shoes — something he generally does before switching to his tennis shoes each match. Except when he went to his bag to pull them out, his shoes were nowhere to be found.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Video: Nick Kyrgios interview | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Nick Kyrgios interview | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Kyrgios and umpire have comical exchange | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Nick Kyrgios and umpire James Keothavong have comical exchange | Wimbledon 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon Second round press conference

Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon Second round press conference
Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon Second round press conference

Nick Kyrgios talks to the media after his 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win against Robin Haase

Q. How would you sum it up today?
NICK KYRGIOS: Knew it was going to be a tough match. Came out really good. The first two sets, I was pretty impressed with my performance. Obviously third set got a bit rocky. I broke him a couple times, lost my serve, lost focus.

Yeah, I mean, I knew the match was going to get tough at a certain stage. I'm just glad I got through it and didn't have to go to four sets.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon first round press conference

Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon first round press conference
Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon first round press conference

Nick Kyrgios speaks to the media after his 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-3 win against Denis Istomin
Q. How did you assess that today?
NICK KYRGIOS: Very tough match. I didn't play anywhere near my best tennis today. I served well. But, you know, I struggled to find rhythm. That's what he does so well on the grass court. He served really well today.

I thought he played really, really well. I played him one time on grass a couple years ago, Davis Cup. Today was much tougher than I remembered. As I said, I wasn't playing well from the back. I struggled to find rhythm. A couple, like, nerves. I was a bit nervous going out there today.

Video: Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon press conference

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Video: Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon press conference

Nick Kyrgios talks about the battle he had on Court 12 against Denis Istomin and how he is feeling "in a happy place" this year.


Kyrgios among winners at Wimbledon

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Kyrgios among winners at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios scored a 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3 first-round win over Denis Istomin at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios offered some evidence that he can finally let his undisputed talent do the talking.

"I feel like I'm one of the guys that can cause a bit of an uproar at this event. We'll see how it goes," 15th seed Kyrgios, who will face Dutchman Robin Haase next, said.

Wimbledon Video: Nick Kyrgios laughs at Istomin's return heroics

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Wimbledon Video: Nick Kyrgios laughs at Istomin's return heroics

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Kyrgios ready to get serious

Kyrgios ready to get serious

With his often nonchalant approach and penchant for trick shots, Nick Kyrgios often gives the impression that grafting away throughout a two-week grand slam is not really his cup of tea.

While his talent has never been disputed since he stunned Rafael Nadal with an audacious fourth-round display at Wimbledon in 2014, his volatile temperament has too often been his undoing, regularly landing him in hot water.

The past two weeks, however, have seen his tennis making the headlines. He almost beat eight-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer at the Stuttgart grasscourt tournament and a week later he served almost 100 aces en route to the Queen's Club semis.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Video: Kyrgios saves nine match points against Gasquet at Wimbledon

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Video: Nick Kyrgios saves nine match points against Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon

At The Championships 2014, Nick Kyrgios set an Open era record at Wimbledon, becoming the first man to win a match after saving nine match points...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kyrgios fined for inappropriate behavior at Queen's Club

Kyrgios fined for inappropriate behavior at Queen's Club
Kyrgios fined for inappropriate behavior at Queen's Club

The ATP tour has fined Nick Kyrgios 15,000 euros ($17,500) for inappropriate behavior during the Queen's Club tournament.

Kyrgios was caught on camera performing an imitation of a lewd act as he sat in a courtside chair at the change of ends during his semifinal loss to Marin Cilic on Saturday.

During an earlier win at the same tournament over Kyle Edmund, British broadcaster BBC apologized to viewers after a string of expletives by Kyrgios were audible on air.

The 23-year-old Kyrgios has won four titles on the ATP Tour and is widely considered to be a talented and temperamental player, but has a history of sanctions for his behavior on and off the court.