If you’re not watching doubles matches, maybe you should reconsider? Because the Australian Open has thrived thanks to Nick Kyrgios Show.
There has been plenty of criticism towards the Australian Open crowd. The Ronaldo-style “Suiiii” that several players thought was just booos was one thing. And the Kyrgios matches has been heavily influenced by the crowd. Say what you want about Kyrgios’ desire to play professiona tennis sometimes, but he does know how to seduce the audience. Especially an Aussie one. Let’s call it the Nick Kyrgios show.
Kyrgios would probably have preferred to play a team sport. You see it at the Laver Cup and you see it in his doubles matches with his friend Thanasi Kokkinakis. The atmosphere in Kyrgios match against the pair Venuz and Puetz was electric. Yes, it was disturbing Venus/Puetz heavily and it perhaps wasn’t fair, but it showed how exciting doubles/tennis can be if you add some spice to it!
Ps. If you wonder about what racquet Kyrgios uses, click here. Ds
Nick Kyrgios Show
Michael Venus wasn’t thrilled with Nick Kyrgios show and called him an “absolute knob”.
Speaking to New Zealand publication 1News, Venus teed off at the crowd’s behaviour as well as that of Kyrgios.
“It felt like a circus out there, and not really a tennis match,” he said.
“His maturity level, it‘s probably being generous to about a 10-year-old, it’s at about that level.
“The amount of messages I got from people, an extreme amount, way, way more than I‘ve ever had but then a lot of messages from people saying how embarrassed they were with the crowd’s behaviour and they’re sorry, it shouldn’t have been like that.
“They’ll always be his supporters and he’ll spin it in a way that helps him but at the end of the day he’s an absolute knob.”
Is Kyrgios a knob or what tennis needs more of and what do you think of the Australian Open audience in 2022?