Nick Kyrgios: "Rafael Nadal is the best"

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Nick Kyrgios: "Rafael Nadal is the best"

Whether with behaviors and off-court statements, or with him unruly but equally spectacular tennis, the Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, current number 78 in the world, always knows how to get talked about. After Marton Fucsovics' victory by retreat at 7-6 (3) 3-0, Kyrgios qualified for the semifinal of the Stuttgart turf tournament, in which he faced Andy Murray, who is definitely on the ball, capable of eliminating the seeded number 1 Stefanos Tsitsipas in two sets.

Murray defeated Kyrgios, reaching Matteo Berrettini in the German event final. The Australian tennis player made some interesting statements to the newspaper Última Hora, talking about who he considers the best among Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

For Kyrgios, the best is Rafa Nadal.

Nick said: "I think the best is Rafael Nadal. He now has 22 Grand Slams, while Djokovic and Federer have 20." The world number 78 then talked about his behavior on the court: "I don't think I'm doing crazy things on the court.

I'm 27 and have been like this since I was 10. I've always been very emotional and ambitious. I'm not going to change. I think the fans want to see exciting and intense matches. If you lose, it's normal to be angry, it's human.

Some will show it more and some less. I love that people enjoy my game and see me play. I am proud of my style of play." Kyrgios also explained why he hasn't played any clay tournaments: "2022 is a year to be resurrected.

I started the season well and saw that I didn't need to play all the tournaments to improve. I wanted to better prepare for grass tournaments. Grass is a completely different surface from others. Everyone has to adapt, but not everyone succeeds.

I had a good start, I hope to have continuity and to play more games in the coming weeks." He concluded with a decidedly Kyrgios-like phrase: "Usually I don't set myself goals, what I try is to have fun in field. I don't think about the rankings because I know I can beat anyone."