Nick Kyrgios got into it with the fans during the Indian Wells Masters quarterfinal but after the match insisted it wasn’t similar to the Naomi Osaka case. “Well, for me it wasn’t so much similar to Osaka’s situation, but I definitely do think that, I don’t know, like, I was actually speaking to some of the physios,” Kyrgios said, per Sportskeeda.
“Like, I’m not expecting the crowd to go for me. Like, I know when you play Rafa, like, 99 percent of the crowd is going to go for these guys. And I’m not asking for the crowd to go for me or cheer my name or go nuts for me when I’m winning or losing or anything.”
Kyrgios: Watch tennis and be quiet
Kyrgios noted that spectators should know their place as players are the ones playing and those in attendance are those watching them play because they are professional tennis player.
“I just want people to know that you’re a spectator,” the Aussie added. “You’ve bought tickets to come watch us play. At least don’t scream out before first and second serve. That’s all I’m asking for.
I’m not asking, and that’s both ways.” Kyrgios had enough of being suggested of how to play Nadal as he mentioned that the majority from those in the stands wouldn’t win a single point against Nadal. “And I think it’s just this generation.
Everyone feels like their opinion is valid. Like, when you’re a spectator and you’re watching professionals play tennis, you should just be quiet. Do you know what I mean? Like, don’t tell me how to play. Like, you could not win a single point against Rafael Nadal.
Just sit on your seat and watch me play tennis. That’s it. Period.” Unfortunately for Kyrgios, he suffered a three-set defeat to 21-time Grand Slam champion Nadal.