Kyrios attacks again: “Mine was 20 times worse than the King of Osaka”
Nick Kyrgios He has given up participating in the Olympics, but the Australian tennis player is aware of what is happening in Tokyo. After what happened with American gymnast Simone Biles who pulled out of a team event due to a mental health issue, Kyrgios wanted to give his opinion on the matter at the Washington Championships media day: “Something similar happened to me in Osaka, now it’s trendy to talk about mental health, but I’ve been 20 times more serious.. They usually have good press and don’t receive hate letters or historical fines.”
But in addition to the press, the Australian accused those who act in a hypocritical manner on social networks: “I have only played five tournaments in two years, but if you look at social networks, there are accounts that publish things about me every two weeks. If I’m so bad at sports, why do I get promoted so often? Deep down I know I’m great at sports, characters like this are needed. I feel like I was very creative in the sport just by doing things my way.”
He also referred to Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, who according to Kyrgios “can’t live without tennis”. The Australian, who admitted that he does not feel the full affection of the racket, justified the reason for this fact: “I also think they should not have grown up with so much criticism at the beginning of their careers.. I’m not saying it took me out of the sport, but it pressured me a lot at first.”.