‘Cringeworthy’ Novak Djokovic and ‘salty’ Rafael Nadal were mercilessly trolled by Nick Kyrgios in a no holds barred interview
Nick Kyrgios trolled rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal during a podcast interview with a prominent tennis journalist.
Kyrgios called Djokovic “cringeworthy” because of the way he celebrates, and said Nadal is “salty.”
All three athletes are competing in this week’s Italian Open, as they prepare for the highly-anticipated French Open at Roland Garros later in the month.
Kyrgios could meet Djokovic in the Italian Open quarterfinal if both players continue to win.
Talk about awkward.
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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are being mercilessly trolled by tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios.
The three athletes are all competing at the Italian Open this week as they get ready for the second major of the year at Roland Garros, the highly-anticipated French Open.
Kyrgios has been in good form of late, bewildering Daniil Medvedev in the first round of the Rome tournament with fast and precise aces, unpredictable trick shots, and an erratic mentality. Medvedev was so flummoxed that, at one point in Tuesday’s match, the 23-year-old repeatedly smashed his racket on the clay court.
After beating Medvedev, Kyrgios served up some scorn to “cringeworthy” Djokovic and “salty” Nadal in a no holds barred podcast with the prominent tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg.
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Kyrgios did credit Djokovic as “an unbelievable player” and “a champion of the sport” but said the 31-year-old, a 15-time Grand Slam winner, was desperate to be as revered like Roger Federer. He then said the way he celebrates success is “cringeworthy.”
Kyrgios said: “I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger. For me personally, I don’t care right …read more
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