Mats Wilander says he’s not a big fan of players breaking rackets, but watching Nick Kyrgios break two rackets after a loss shows he cares about the game. In the quarterfinals of the US Open, Kyrgios lost 5 times to Karen Kachanov and retired from the tournament.
Kyrgios broke two rackets after shaking hands with Kachanov. “He has to earn respect in the locker room for being a competitor, a fighter, and that’s what he did last night. He fought until the last point and showed that he was upset – yes, I don’t like when you break rackets, you know – but he showed that he cares now,” Wilander told Eurosport.
Throughout the summer, Kyrgios seemed completely committed and dedicated to his game. Kyrgios didn’t win Wimbledon or the US Open, but it was clear that he was making the most of every second of those two Grand Slam events.
Now Wilander wants Kyrgios to get the same attention and compete for the Australian Open in January. “What I want to know is if he can get up and train because I think he’s been able to play a lot of games in the last three months and he hasn’t needed to train.
And [McEnroe] It was known because he also played doubles. [Kyrgios] He played a lot of mixes, which is good practice for him. Now he can go home and put in a couple of hours almost every day until the Australian Open and maybe go to the gym and keep fit because he’s in good shape and I’d say he’s fought a lot.
Now we’re putting pressure on him to come home and do something,” Wilander said.
Nick Kyrgios praises Kostin Hitz.
Nick Kyrgios recently took to social media to express his admiration for his girlfriend Costin Hattie.
“Dear Coz, what a journey we’ve been on already. My life has never been the same since I met you. You make me smile and be all I need in hard times.” Kyrgios went on to call Haze his “best friend,” writing: “There’s always a struggle in life and I just want the ups and downs with you.”
We’ll continue to explore the world and experience the craziness out there, but this is a little reminder that I love you and you’re my best friend.” Nick was fined $14,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.