Nick Kyrgios rose to prominence when he defeated Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 at 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Since then he has always remained on the crest of the wave, not always for tennis reasons. The Australian has an innate ability to entertain the crowd and draw attention to himself, but has often generated controversy because of his disrespectful behavior on the tennis court.
Kyrgios has always had a fluctuating relationship with the media, guilty of carrying out their work without the necessary professionalism. Kyrgios reiterated his views during a conversation with Elliot Loney.
Kyrgios: 'It’s all rubbish'
“That’s their job.
They’ve got real-world problems as well. They’re probably just trying to put food on their tables for their families, so I’m not going to beat them up about it,” said Nick Kyrgios in an interview on Elliot Loney Podcast.
“I understand everyone is just trying to make some money. It’s not even about what right anymore, it’s who’s first. The article could be like ‘Kyrgios walking on the ground’ and the media would try to spin that.
And people will be like, ‘maybe he is walking a bit too hard on the cement’, he continued. “People will believe anything these days. It’s all rubbish. I could go to Twitter right now… And the world we live in and where I’m at in my tennis world, I would have the power to cause an absolute uproar.
I could say something so controversial right now on this screen and things would just go mental,” Kyrgios explained. He also revealed why a full-time coach would be ‘pointless’. “Personally, I think (hiring a coach) is a little bit of a waste of money ‘cause I think they get paid way too much.
And, for me, I don't have a goal of winning grand slams. I just want to do it my way, have fun with it and just play. So to get a coach for me is pointless because I don't want to waste their time almost. I just don't think a coach is ready - and I'm not going to put them through it too 'cause it would just be a nightmare.
Where I'm at my career now, it's just too far gone, I think for a coach, 'cause I'm too set in my ways and I just don't like to listen to advice, to be honest. I don't believe my body will hold up for seven matches at a grand slam, potentially playing three to four hours (each match)" - Nick finished.