Andy Roddick sent a very nice and classy message to Nick Kyrgios following the conclusion of the ATP Finals, telling the Australian it was a pleasure to work with him but that he would rather be watching him compete against the best players on the biggest stage.
Kyrgios, who was unfortunately limited to just one tournament this year due to knee and wrist injuries, joined Tennis Channel as an analyst for this year's ATP Finals. Roddick, the 2003 US Open champion, has been working for Tennis Channel for quite some time as he and Kyrgios were a part of Tennis Channel's crew for the 2023 ATP Finals.
Kyrgios provided some interesting analysis on Tennis Channel and many thought that the Australian did quite well in his tennis broadcast debut.
Roddick's classy message to Kyrgios
"I'm in the minority here but I don't want to see him back at the Tennis Channel desk here because I'd rather see him on the court, doing his thing, you know, pissing people off left right and centre, being the human highlight show.
I want to let the beast out, we need to see the beast. I'd love working with you Nick. I wish you health going forward. We're always happy when you're on the court," Roddick told Kyrgios on Tennis Channel. Meanwhile, Kyrgios provided an injury update at the start of the ATP Finals.
“After last year, I had such a great year, and I’m so hungry to get back out there. So I’m doing everything I can to get back out there. Obviously, you know how injuries are every day, just doing the rehab, doing the gym work.
But to be here and being able to watch the match we’re about to watch (between Zverev and Daniil Medvedev) makes me more hungry to get out there," Kyrgios said on Tennis Channel.