Nick Kyrgios was “baited” into attacking Djokovic, Nadal, and Verdasco, according to multiple Grand Slam winner Todd Woodbridge. The Australian showman’s rant took place in an exclusive interview on Ben Rothenberg’s podcast.
Kyrgios and Rothenberg are long-time tweeting partners, but this time Ben took the Canberra born star a little too far. Woodbridge says Nick’s words towards the three champions had a negative impact on his reputation: ”Oh, isn't it wonderful that he's so open and telling it how it is.
The reality is that 50 percent of the locker room like those blokes; at least, maybe more. So, he's ostracised”. Furthermore, Woodbridge claimed that the Australian got fooled into appearing in Rothenberg’s podcast and blamed Kyrgios’ team for keeping him under pressure in the match against Ruud, the game in which Nick’s temper made him throw a chair right in the middle of the court.
“He got baited to do this, he got caught. Anybody that was in his team that allowed him to do that should be having a look at themselves because what they did and what he did was put himself under so much pressure to go out to his next match (vs Ruud)”, said Woodbridge.
During their discussion, Kyrgios showed his feelings towards the three tennis stars: “I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. I feel like he wants to be liked so much, I can’t stand it”, the Australian said about Djokovic.
“He’s my polar opposite. He’s super salty every time I beat him”, Kyrgios pointed out about Nadal. “He’s the most arrogant person ever. He thinks he’s god’s gift but like, dude, your backhand’s pretty average”, Nick blustered.