In a recent interview Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios said that he never took himself seriously enough to be a professional tennis player and beat players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.
Nick Kyrgios who is recovering from an injury, missed the entire season of 2023. He started the season with a withdrawal from the United Cup and it continued for the rest of the season.
He attempted to make a comeback in June but couldn’t overcome his injuries properly. He was hopeful for a comeback at the 2024 Australian Open but has extended his break and ruled himself out of the first grand slam of the season.
He made some honest confessions on Jay Shetty’s podcast ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty’ where he appeared recently. He mentioned that he never took himself seriously enough to play professional tennis.
“Look, tennis was, it was such an interesting journey. You know, I never thought I was 17, 18, still in school and people were telling me, you could really do something. I never took myself seriously enough to one day be on the ATP Tour, beating people like Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. It was just never in my mind. And then all of a sudden it just happened. And my life changed.”– Nick Kyrgios on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
Here's the link to the podcast. I've not heard all of it yet, but I love Jay Shetty he's a great friend of Djokovic and his podcasts are great.— Pavvy G (@pavyg) December 11, 2023
This is definitely worth a listen, Nick is a honest guy and will call it as it is and I respect him for that.https://t.co/p2CEiEwjym
He reflects on his journey so far and has still not processed how things turned out for him. He feels everything happened so fast that he didn’t even get time to comprehend where all of this was going.
“It’s like I have big imposter syndrome. Like I’m sitting here. I watch you, my bed in my house in Canberra. I’m watching you. And then now all of a sudden I’m here having a conversation. Like that’s just, for me, its crazy.”– Nick Kyrgios on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
The 2022 Wimbledon Open finalist has a great head-to-head record against World No.1 Novak Djokovic leading by 2-1. But, he trails in the head-to-head record against Nadal and Federer by 6-3 and 6-1.
“I could be the most generous ATP player ever” – Nick Kyrgios’ hilarious reply to Piers Morgan questioning his frequent on-court fines
Nick Kyrgios has been well known for his outspoken behaviour and unfiltered opinions which have often landed him into controversies. The same has been the case with Piers Morgan with whom he had a war of words on Twitter.
They had a conversation on his YouTube channel on various topics keeping aside everything from the past. One such question was about him being the most fined player in tennis history paying a whopping amount of 452000 pounds and if he is proud of that.
It goes to charity. So on the flip side, I could be the most generous ATP player ever.– Nick Kyrgios in the interview