Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgios proved once again that he is not afraid to defend his actions as he did that while recalling hitting Rafael Nadal at 2019 Wimbledon. Kyrgios lost to Nadal in the Wimbledon second round but the story of the match was the moment in which the Australian -- seemingly on purpose -- sent a forehand directly into the chest of the former world No.
1. Kyrgios didn't apologize on the court and wasn't interesting in apologizing during his press conference. "I don't care. Why would I apologize? I mean the dude has how many slams? How much in his bank account? I think he can take a ball to the chess man," Kyrgios said in his post-match press conference.
Kyrgios described it as 'very fair'
Per TENNIS magazine, Kyrgios reposted the video on his Instagram Story with a caption that read: "Very fair in my opinion."
Recently, Kyrgios admitted that he will never be passionate or driven as Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. "I love the game but I'm not passionate or driven as they are. They're like once in a generation, once in a decade athletes," Kyrgios said on his No Boundaries podcast.
"There's no chance that [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal or Novak [Djokovic] or [Andy] Murray doesn't love it. If you watch Murray's documentary, he's having phone calls in the middle of the night at 3am to his team saying, 'I'm scared to not play, like I don't know what I'm going to do without the sport.'
That's not me. “You have to pick what you want, do you want fun or more titles? You can have a little balance but I have picked my poison. I am happy." Kyrgios was asked how he reacts when people suggest he should have had more success in the game.
"I just say it’s my life. It’s so easy to tell people what to do… you can’t tell people how to live their life," Kyrgios added.