Novak Djokovic put a 'like' on a Instagram post where John McEnroe deeply reflected on Nick Kyrgios's behavour. Speaking on BBC, McEnroe said: “Is he good for the game? Yes he’s good for the game.
Does he sell tickets? Yes. I can’t handle the fact that he only tries half the time. We can’t support that anymore. I don’t think he should be out there anymore unless he gives an honest effort — that’s my personal opinion.
The guy would be top five in the world for sure if he was able to do it [give honest effort]. He’s got an incredible – this is my opinion – fear of failure. He doesn’t even allow himself to train hard enough to give himself a chance.
You saw what he is capable of, he was driving Nadal crazy, it was the best second-round match, one of the best matches of the whole tournament. But when he plays guys he’s supposed to beat, he doesn’t even show up”.
A few months ago Kyrgios had criticized Djokovic in an interview to Ben Rothenberg. The Serb did not have a strong answer at the time: “Honestly, I think that deep down he is not such a bad guy.I don’t know why Kyrgios says all these things.
Whether he is seeking attention or has some other motive. He obviously wants to be sincere and transparent. It’s the way he is, I respect that like I respect all other players on tour. He can say what he wants, I don’t have a problem with it", said Djokovic.