Six-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios entered his 2014 Toronto Masters clash against Andy Murray confident he could pull off a surprise win but his hopes were quickly shut down. Murray, a former world No. 1, schooled the then 19-year-old Kyrgios as he dropped just four games en route to claiming a 6-2 6-2 win.
Six years later, Kyrgios recalled their match on Instagram Live and admitted to Murray how bad he felt on the court because of the way how he was dominated. "I literally felt like I didn't know what tennis was that day.
I wanted to walk off after the first four games honestly," Kyrgios told Murray during their Instagram Live session. Two months earlier, Kyrgios pulled off a shock win at Wimbledon against 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
"I beat Rafa, he’s a good man of yours. I beat him pretty convincingly at Wimby, so I thought I’d have a chance (against you in Toronto," Kyrgios said, per Essentially Sports. Murray himself expected from Kyrgios to put up a better fight as he said: "I’d seen that match a little bit.
I hadn’t seen you play much but I was expecting a bit more that day”. Former world No. 1 Murray owns a dominant 5-1 head-to-head record against the big-serving Australian. "Me too, but when you returned my serve which Rafa didn’t, I was like I’m in trouble," Kyrgios admitted.
Kyrgios won the last meeting against Murray as he edged out the Briton in three sets at the Queen's Club in 2018. Murray has had success against Kyrgios largely because he has no problems neutralizing the Australian's serve.