Nick Kyrgios tells what he won't be doing in 20-30 years after beef with Boris Becker

Kyrgios, 28, recently revealed that he has an issue with certain things that past players say about the present players.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios tells what he won't be doing in 20-30 years after beef with Boris Becker
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Nick Kyrgios, 28, says there is no way that in 20-30 years he will claim that he can compete and compare with the new guys following his beef with 56-year-old Becker. This week, 28-year-old Kyrgios told The Athletic he has an issue when certain "old heads" speak about the current era of tennis and with "nonsense" they say at times.

Kyrgios, who noted he believes that the players of this era are more skilled, also said that Becker and Pete Sampras probably wouldn't be as good as they were if they played in this era. "One thing is for sure I’m not gonna be sitting here in 20-30 years time, claiming that I could compete and compare to the new kids on the block.

It’s definitely an ego thing," Kyrgios wrote on X.

Kyrgios beef with Becker

Former world No 1 Becker wasn't happy at all after seeing the comments made about him and some other past champions. "Nick makes a lot of noise about tennis lately!?!

Why does he speak about a sport he apparently hates …fact-check Nick has never won a major championship as a player or coach( yes doubles 1) so where is any credibility coming from? Trying to compare generations… Laver v Federer , Borg v Nadal, Sampras v Djokovic!?!

I am not even gonna mention McEnroe, Connors, Lendl Agassi, Courier, Edberg, Wilander, Kuerten, Bruguera, Rafter, Hewitt and many more," Becker wrote on X. Kyrgios noticed Becker's post and shaded the German over his prison sentence from 2022.

"Hahahaha this bloke speaking about credibility…… last I checked you were the one hiding assets no?" Also, Kyrgios highlighted to Becker that he has wins over every Big Three member. "Also I mean I’ve beaten, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray so I feel like I have a little credibility….

But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Novak would wipe the floor against you in your prime? Like it’s not an attack. It’s just facts."

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