Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios who is in a commentary role at Melbourne Park heaped praise for the World No.1 Novak Djokovic after his first-round win.
Kyrgios was impressed by Djokovic’s performance in the Australian Open, particularly in his opening match against 18-year-old Croatian qualifier Dino Prizmic. Despite the previous challenges, Djokovic secured a 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory after four hours on the court.
Kyrgios, making his commentary debut with Eurosport, expressed his admiration for Djokovic’s skills, stating that he seems to have every shot in his book and is demonstrating why he’s the greatest player on the planet. Despite Djokovic’s age, Kyrgios shed light on his improvement, agility, and ability to adapt his game over the years.
Nick Kyrgios on Novak Djokovic:— Danny 🐊 (@DjokovicFan_) January 16, 2024
"Novak is in the conversation for greatest athlete ever with what he's achieving." pic.twitter.com/LTdD5DkoQv
Djokovic, upon learning of Kyrgios’s praises, expressed appreciation for having him around. He humorously joked about having Kyrgios serve during the match for some moments.
“Great to have him around…I don’t know if he enjoy’s this kind of four-hour matches in the commentary box – but I wish I had his serve for some moments tonight!”
Reflecting on Djokovic’s match against Prizmic, Kyrgios noted the youngster’s impressive performance and predicted a bright future for him. Prizmic who gave Djokovic the longest first-round Grand Slam match of his career, Kyrgios emphasized Djokovic’s ability to defeat his opponents and continue performing at high levels.
Kyrgios expressed his eagerness to return to the court after his injury absence, expressing the desire to experience the amazing energy of the tournament once again.
Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic’s bromance is now fueled by daily memes
Nick Kyrgios who couldn’t find a single positive word for Novak Djokovic now share a close friendship and exchange memes almost daily. Their relationship took a positive turn after Kyrgios defended Djokovic during a deportation ordeal in Australia two years ago.
Kyrgios who was impressed after Djokovic’s first-round win against Dino Prizmic, discussed his friendship with the Serb during his commentary with Eurosport. He acknowledged the relationship that they share and emphasized that they now speak nearly every day.
When Laura Robson inquired about their conversations, Kyrgios shared that they talk about anything and frequently exchange memes.
“We just talk about anything, we just send memes to each other.”-Nick Kyrgios during commentary with Laura Robson
Robson, surprised, also questioned whether Djokovic also sent memes.
“Really? Djokovic sends memes?”-Laura Robson said to Kyrgios in disbelief