Nick Kyrgios: "The Croatians threatened to punch me. I..."

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Nick Kyrgios: "The Croatians threatened to punch me. I..."

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis literally shocked the tennis world and drove the Australian crowd crazy by winning the Australian Open 2022 men's doubles. At the beginning of the tournament few would have said this but the curious couple managed to defeat every opponent during the tournament; in Melbourne Kyrgios and Kokkinakis defeated the number one couple in the world, the Croatians Mektic and Pavic, among others.

The great noise generated by the crowd and above all the sometimes provocative exultation of the Australian duo drove the two Croats and not only crazy: in the post-match Kyrgios reported on social media that the Croatian coaches had physically threatened the two tennis players and that he he almost smiled at it.

It was not the only particular episode that saw Kyrgios protagonist in the doubles tournament: the athlete recently had an exchange of discussion with the tennis player Michael Venus, one of the opponents in the quarter-finals of the tournament doubles.

On the one hand Venus spoke of Kyrgios as an immature child and on the other Nick replied that the notoriety of Venus in the tournament and the large audience in the stands was due only to him and that he must thank him if one day he will be able to tell all this to his children.

Kyrgios talked about the quarrel with the Croatians

Speaking at the Kyle and Jackie O Show, the tennis player revealed more details about that situation, explaining how it was his partner Thanasi Kokkinakis who saved him from further serious consequences.

Nick clarified: "I was ready to leave and respond to their provocations, but Thanasi reassured me. They threatened to beat me and I was literally fed up with them." Kyrgios then also spoke about his passion for basketball and in particular for basketball NBA: "I really like American basketball and the NFL, it's entertainment that lasts hours and I love them."

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis managed to keep the title of the Australian Open in doubles at home, the same feat also given to the female champion and number one in the world Ashleigh Barty, winner of the tournament for the first time in her career.