Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios set to face Novak Djokovic for his first Grand Slam singles title loves basketball and credits him for this deepest run.
Nick Kyrgios is one of the baddest athletes on the planet. The 27-year-old tennis star sometimes acted like there was no better player in the world, and sometimes blew up matches because he didn’t feel like winning.
It might be absurd to know a professional athlete who is one of the very few (3) to have beaten each of the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, that too, the first time he played against them . But he does some things on and off the field that send fans and athletes into a frenzy.
Kyrgios is a controversial player famous for his epic displays of ranting, racquet destruction and chatterbox. According to Tennisheal, he has received more fines for his temperamental behavior on the court than any other player in ATP history.
The world No. 40 who has never reached a grand slam semi-final is now set to face Novak Djokovic in the 2022 Wimbledon final due to Nadal’s abdominal injury. He beat world No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the previous rounds, causing the biggest upset. He gave basketball huge credit for his deep run in the tournament.
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His love for basketball led to Nick Kyrgios being bullied by NBL players who were one of his secret preparations for Wimbledon.
The Aussie sensation is pretty open about his love for the Boston Celtics, who lost the NBA Finals Series 4-2 to the Golden State Warriors last month. Nick is so obsessed with his team that he lost an ATP World Tour game to Hubert Hurkacz after the Celtics lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
But according to him, basketball is also one of the main reasons why he is having the best time of his life on one of the biggest stages in tennis, as he has a chance of winning a Grand Slam for the first time. times since its inception. .
“Basketball is my meditation but at the same time it’s also good physical condition. People don’t realize that the defensive slides and defensive moves in basketball are almost identical to the way people move on a tennis court,” Nick said.
Tsitsipas did not take his third-round defeat to Kyrgios well, complaining that the polarizing Australian star was “evil” and a bully. The Australian laughed at the idea, calling Tsitsipas “sweet” and suggesting his own team of professional and semi-professional NBL basketball players as the real bullies.
‘Nick is not the bully. I Am The Bully: The Basketball Team Who Prepared @NickKyrgios for the Wimbledon assault https://t.co/1eeMEdUUsH
— Michael Chammas (@MichaelChammas) July 4, 2022
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