Nick Kyrgios tells why he is probably more relatable than Roger Federer & Big Three

Outside the Big Three, Kyrgios has one of the largest fan bases.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Nick Kyrgios tells why he is probably more relatable than Roger Federer & Big Three
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Nick Kyrgios suggests he is more relatable than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in certain life things and that's why he grew one of the largest fan bases outside the Big Three. After the Big Three, Carlos Alcaraz has the most Instagram followers with 4.3 million.

Outside the Big Three, Kyrgios is the second-most followed male tennis player with 4.2 Instagram followers. Kyrgios, who very openly spoke about his battle with depression, alcohol and suicidal thoughts, thinks people see as someone to who they can relate.

“On social media, I have, you know, one of the largest followings outside of the big three, and I feel like that’s been a big driver for me. I realized how many kids were actually looking up to me. I’m just relatable.

Like, I am normal guy who makes normal issues. You know, I’ve had moments where I was drinking too much. I feel like I have very relatable problems. The following, I feel that now. Like, wherever I go, I know I’m playing for a lot of people, which is cool.

Because, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, they are not reachable for a lot of people. Like these guys are not normal. I’ve been on the tour for 10 years so, I feel like my fan base is pretty solid. A lot of people hate me though, and that’s alright...

Secretly love,” Kyrgios said on the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast.

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Kyrgios opened up about his dark period

In 2022 February, Kyrgios shared a lengthy post on Instagram, in which he detailed his dark period from 2019.

A couple of years ago, Kyrgios battled severe depression and he turned to alcohol, drugs, and self-harm to cope with his issues. Also at the time, Kyrgios battled suicidal thoughts. The reason why Kyrgios shared his story was because he wanted to show people that there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. For the past two years, Kyrgios has been in a happy relationship and he also enjoyed a career-best season in 2022.

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