In an interview to AD the six-time Major winner Boris Becker spoke of Nick Kyrgios' controversial behaviour. The German believes there should be less attention on the Australian. "We speak too much of him", admitted Becker.
"I take him seriously only if he reaches a Grand Slam semifinal or better: he wins. At the end of the day, no one speaks about his fines and points penalty he got. It doesn't matter how much you have won. At my time there were players who behaved worse than Kyrgios, but they were the world No.
1s and won this tournament." "I won a Grand Slam at the age of 17 years and I was mature than many guys who are 25 years old now. There are several reasons for it, you need more time to understand the game and accept rules.
For guys like Frances Tiafoe, Alexander Zverev and Fabio Fognini it can be nice to hire someone who went through and won a lot." On the future of tennis, Becker concluded: "People speak a lot about how to shorten games and sets.
But shorter means not better at all, it just means shorter. No one would have spoken of my matches if they did not last so long. I am okay with a match lasting four or five hours." On Kyrgios, Antoine Hoang said: "He is a a showman, he is talented, brings a new breath to tennis and when I look at him, I laugh", concluded the French player who lost to Nick on Thursday.