Nick Kyrgios: 'I am not like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal'


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Nick Kyrgios: 'I am not like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal'

Nick Kyrgios made a huge admission in an interview to The Times. Despite liking tennis and aiming to be as good as possible at it, the Australian player doesn't commit to like the legends of the game do.

'When I was injured, I didn’t miss training or even playing one bit', he said, recalling the elbow issue he had in the first half of the year. 'I’m not like Roger (Federer) or Rafa (Nadal).

It’s crazy what they are doing at their age; it’s insane. There is no way I’m going to carry on playing to their age. For one, probably my body won’t allow that and two, I’m nowhere near as professional as those two, even when they were my current age.

Thirdly, I don’t want to be involved in tennis when I’m older. I see myself doing this for six or seven more years and then I want to do something else. I look at all these past champions and veterans who might be coaching or doing TV work.

Why don’t they just go and do something else? I couldn’t think of anything worse than hanging around the tour. Their perspective is different. They want to keep being relevant. They want to be known and feel like they are important in this world.

The more I talk about it, the more depressing it gets for me.' Kyrgios wasn't sad to miss the clay-court season neither. He played just tournament, at Houston in early April, then he took a two-month break. 'Clay-court tennis for me is not tennis at all.

There is no creativity. It’s all about fitness and lasting out there. There’s none of the skill that is needed for grass', Nick claimed. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I cannot say my rivalry with Novak Djokovic is great' .