Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgios joked he would play hide and seek with Novak Djokovic if they were trapped on a desert island. Kyrgios, 26, and 34-year-old Djokovic have a bit of a history as the Australian took shots at the Serb on several occasions.
Kyrgios was never afraid to say publicly how he feels about Djokovic but he is also one of the rare players that have a winning record against the Serb. Kyrgios, a six-time ATP champion, has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Djokovic.
"Play hide and go seek," Kyrgios said on Instagram Story, when asked what he would if he was trapped on a desert island with Djokovic.
Kyrgios hinted at a retirement
At this past Laver Cup, Kyrgios hinted his career could soon come to an end.
“I feel like I’m not one of those players now that’s going to go hunting for points or hunting for accolades or anything like that,” Kyrgios added at the Laver Cup. “I feel like I have nothing left to prove to myself.
I’m incredibly proud of what I have achieved. “Where I go from here, everything’s a bonus. I’m playing Laver Cup again, and I’m not going to lie, I think this is my last year I will probably play Laver Cup.
“As long as I’m on the court, I will try and give my best, but I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to plan to play four or five more years on tour. That’s just not me." Former British tennis player Mark Petchey urged Djokovic not to retire.
"Not sure where you are in the world right now @NickKyrgios but take your time, think about what makes you happy and make the decision that suits you best but there are many in tennis who want to see you stay in the sport. You are a long time retired. Tennis ball is more fun with you in it," Petchey said in a Twitter post.