Nick Kyrgios may have indicated that he and Carlos Alcaraz are planning to throw a big exhibition match in Spain in 2025. Kyrgios, the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up, was answering some fan questions on Instagram. Kyrgios, 28, has surprisingly never played against Alcaraz.
However, it should be noted that Kyrgios was limited to just one tournament this year due to knee and wrist injuries. "When do you plan on facing Alcaraz?" a fan asked Kyrgios on Instagram. Answering the question, Kyrgios said: "We are going to do an exhibition match in Spain 2025.
Young prince vs Old king."
Kyrgios hailed Alcaraz's early success as 'incredible'
While Kyrgios was sidelined, Alcaraz was doing great things in 2023. After winning his second Grand Slam at Wimbledon and winning five other titles, Alcaraz's form dipped.
When Kyrgios was asked about Alcaraz's 2023 season and some criticizing the Spaniard for his post-Wimbledon run, the Australian highlighted that there was nothing to worry about the 20-year-old. "To be this young and dominating the way he (Alcaraz) has I think is incredible.
There's always going to be people saying, 'We want more, we want more', but you've got to be patient with him, I think he's doing enough for that age. Novak is obviously superhuman, he is an alien from another planet. All the other guys, Rune, pulled it together towards the end of the year, he went through a bit of a struggle period, pulled it back, that's great to see, I like him.
Obviously, Rublev, Medvedev, Zverev, these guys are just so consistent all the time. Tsitsipas, obviously one of the best ball strikers that we have," Kyrgios said on Tennis Channel. Last week, Kyrgios was providing his expertise for Tennis Channel during the ATP Finals.
When asked to pick the winner between Alcaraz and Djokovic, Kyrgios picked the Serb. Kyrgios' prediction ended up being correct as Djokovic beat Alcaraz in their Turin semifinal.