Speaking on Tennis Channel in Miami Nick Kyrgios commented on his underarm serve winner hit against Rafael Nadal in Acapulco last month. The Australian was targeted as a "disrespectful" guy from the Spaniard. Kyrgios explained the reasons behind his particular tactic: "Especially with Rafa, I was feeling my legs and starting to cramp up so I wanted a free point at any cost.
He was standing behind the baseline so I thought the underarm serve, try to break his rhythm a little bit. But social media took the other person’s side, but I am alright with that. Imitation is the first form of flattery.
I saw a lot of guys actually using the underarm serve and I think it’s a tactic for sure." Kyrgios suffered a knee injury earlier this year and he had to make some changes in terms of off-court life: “I think I had to layoff the basketball a little bit.
I was playing a lot in pre-season. That’s the question about my career right now; Am I prepared to do the best for it. I went to Dallas and trained with Michael Johnson in the academy and got some treatment. Have stopped playing basketball completely so it is feeling good”.