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Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by djmm1962 » Feb Thu 28, 2019 9:04 am

Australia's Nick Kyrgios "lacks respect for the public, the rival and himself", says world number two Rafael Nadal.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost a dramatic second-round match to world number 72 Kyrgios 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (8-6) at the Mexican Open in Acapulco on Thursday.

Spaniard Nadal, 32, said: "He's a player who in theory has the talent to win Grand Slams - a player who in theory has the talent to fight for the top rankings, but there's a reason he is where he is."

Kyrgios saved three match points before beating Nadal, who was playing his first tournament since losing to Novak Djokovic in January's Australian Open final.

Nadal said: "He is a very dangerous player but lacks consistency.

"I don't think he's a bad guy. I think he's a good guy."


OUCH :lol:

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by Grossefavourite » Feb Thu 28, 2019 9:52 am

The handshake says it all.

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by Grossefavourite » Feb Thu 28, 2019 9:55 am

Krygios seems afraid to really put it all on the line and fail, which is why he wants to give the impression he doesn't really care about winning or losing. It's quite the opposite. He doesn't want to show he wants to win but fails. Sadly, he'll end his career with sour grapes.

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by Pyotr » Feb Thu 28, 2019 1:40 pm

Great win for Nick! Loved his ear thing with the booing crowd! lol

As for Nadal, so interesting how ungracious the big 4 can be at times
when losing, yet the opponents are expected to fall at their feet in
deference to them.

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Fri 01, 2019 8:42 am

I agree with you, Pyotr!!

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Fri 01, 2019 8:43 am

BTW, great match last night with Stan The Man, but I didn't see the ending!!

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Sat 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Rafa was right about Krygios, defeated already.

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Re: Fighting words from Rafa regarding Kyrgios

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 9:23 pm

Nick just rushed and tanked that match ~ He should be fined!!

I can't stand that guy!!

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