Nick Kyrgios' blunt message for those criticizing his performance on Tennis Channel

Kyrgios debuted in tennis broadcast during the ATP Finals.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios' blunt message for those criticizing his performance on Tennis Channel
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Nick Kyrgios had a very honest and blunt message for his critics, saying that anyone who thinks he did not do a good job on Tennis Channel is "just a straight-up hater." Kyrgios, 28, made his debut in tennis broadcast during this year's ATP Finals.

In Turin, Kyrgios provided his expertise and did match commentary. As a pro tennis player and someone who has played and beaten the very best in the game, Kyrgios was able to provide some absolutely great insight and share a different perspective in certain areas.

But some had an issue with Kyrgios joining Tennis Channel even before the tournament started and that criticism continued when the tournament started. "Haha I know I know, anyone that didn’t enjoy it and the knowledge is just a straight up hater," Kyrgios wrote on X.

Kyrgios did a great job in his match prediction

In the semifinal, Kyrgios tipped Novak Djokovic to beat Carlos Alcaraz and explained that the Serb's experience at the season-ending tournament would probably play a big role.

After Djokovic easily beat Alcaraz, Kyrgios also tipped the Serb to beat Jannik Sinner in the final and explained that the Serb would learn and make big adjustments after losing to the Italian in the group stage. Djokovic ended up beating Sinner 6-3 6-3.

After the ATP Finals ended, Andy Roddick said it was a pleasure to work with Kyrgios but wished to see the Australian on the court next year rather than a studio. "I'm in the minority here but I don't want to see him back at the Tennis Channel desk here because I'd rather see him on the court, doing his thing, you know, pissing people off left right and centre, being the human highlight show.

I want to let the beast out, we need to see the beast. I'd love working with you Nick. I wish you health going forward. We're always happy when you're on the court," Roddick told Kyrgios on Tennis Channel.

Nick Kyrgios Atp Finals