Nick Kyrgios has always been considered one of the most talented tennis players on the circuit. However, the 27-year-old Australian has never been able to get the most out of his talent, often conditioned by a personality. Nick has alternated great victories (he is one of the few who have won all the Big Three) with resounding defeats, and in recent years the situation had worsened.
The extra tennis accusations of his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari had also complicated things, but now Nick seems to have found his full maturity. With the final that was won (also with a bit of luck) at Wimbledon Nick achieved the best result of his career, a result that will not give him points but could definitely put him in the history of tennis.
Ahead of him will be a tough rival, Novak Djokovic, the man who has dominated the tennis scene for years, especially on grass. On several occasions throughout his career, Kyrgios has spoken of his difficulties and one of Nick’s various problems was the obesity that he suffered from at a young age.
At the Tennis Majors microphones, Kyrgios made the following statement: “Every time I see that photo (a photo of Nick being quite overweight at 9 years old), it’s unbelievable. I look like Manny from Modern Family and it makes me laugh to think that that child could be me.
I think that my example should serve all those children who have been marginalized and who at some point have been surrounded by negative thoughts. I convey the idea that if you have faith in yourself, you can do anything. I’ve always believed in myself, I’ve never lost confidence even though a lot of people doubted my chances.”
Kyrgios reached the final thanks to Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal and the Australian commented on the Spaniard’s decision: “I couldn’t talk to Rafa, I found out everything while having dinner, before his press conference.
My first feeling was disappointment. I had concentrated all my energy on facing him, on my game tactics, on the emotions of going out on the court and everything else. It was not easy for him to make that decision.”
Roddick talks about Rafa Nadal
Andy Roddick disagreed with their statement as well and stated that Rafael Nadal was right to try to win the match in the hope that he could recover in time for the semifinals.
The former US Open winner added that it wasn’t Nadal’s job to “protect the other players.” “No …. he should’ve tried to win and then hoped that the scans weren’t that bad and that he could recover,” Roddick wrote. “They weren’t and he can’t. Not his job to protect the other players.”