The Instagram lives have been very interesting and a good contact with tennis in this unusual time but as Nick said we’ve “been blessed with some previous instagram lives” so decided to team up with Thanasi Kokkinakis for a 30 minute live.
Here are just some of the conversations from the chat on Instagram, unfortunately some things couldn’t be published but head over to Nick’s instagram where it is there for 24 hours!
The two decided to to build they’re own player…
NK – Karlovic’ serve is ridiculous also Isners, almost aces everytime
TK – Anderson is probably close as well
NK – Either my boy Thanasi in my prime. Rafa’s forehand is pretty good, pretty solid and can flatten it out
NK – I’m taking Sock
NK – Benoit’s touch is scary
TK – Benoit?
NK – It’s gonna hurt me to say it but I’ll take Djokers, the guy doesn’t miss, he’s been drawing there since he came out of the womb.
NK – Roger’s slice
NK – Roger’s movement is good but his volleys are unreal.
NK – you were teased in Miami
TK – I tried to go as hard as I could at him on the forehand and he goes behind the back volley straight on my toes.
TK – someone with movement is Rafa
NK – movement is Monfils, Djokovic movement is a joke and De Minaur’s movement is a joke.
NK – what about mental toughness?
Tk – I think that takes us out of the occasion pretty quickly.
NK – Rafa’s mental toughness is pretty good!
Forehand – Kokkinakis
Backhand – Djokovic
Movement – Djokovic
Serve – Karlovic
Volleys – Sock
Slice – Federer
NK – what you think about quarantine?
TK – Not much has changed for me, I’ve been quarantined for about 5 years
What age you start playing tennis?
NK – 7, just grabbed a racket and have regretted it ever since (laughing)
TK – enjoyed it and then it went downhill
Who’s longest in the shower?
NK – I’ll be honest and say you are 100%
TK – It is probably me
Tell us about a night out you’ve had
NK – we’’ve had a bunch in London and Melbourne, too many to chose from
Strangest thing happened to you on tour?
TK – probably after a match in Madrid, some dude humped on the court and jumped on my bike
Know any guys who smoke on tour?
TK – I couldn’t believe it because the dude was soo fit but Ferrer and Simon a little back in the day and they’re soo fit so it didn’t effect them at all
NK – they’re machines, absolute machines
Do you actually hate Djokovic?
NK – I don’t actually hate anyone. I can admit people are different unlike some. I don’t like some of the things he does but I don’t hate him.
TK – MUZZ (Andy Murray) IS ON HERE
NK – MUZZ !!
Felix or Shapo, who’s game do you like more?
TK – phwaorr
NK – I think they’re pretty f*****g good
NK – crazy good players!
Who’s faster? De Minaur or Millman
NK – de Minaur is faster
TK – de Minaur
NK – Millman just gets to everything
NK – Muzz Muzz say something funny man, you’ve lost your humour mate
Most underrated player on tour?
TK – I don’t know, you play more than me
NK – there’s a bunch man.. players like Pablo Cuevas, there’s a bunch of players around 50,60,70 who are underrated
Boxing for 10 rounds which player you’d chose?
NK – Tsonga would find a way, he’s got flair and endurance, he’d have a made ride!
NK – Dan Evans is up there as underrated… (previous Q)
Top 3 players for a night out…
NK – not including us, who?
TK – Monfils
NK – Dan Evans on a night out, unreal banter.
Is Fognini a good bloke off court?
NK – I don’t know him that well
TK – he just strolls around the locker room
Demon or Rafa in hundred metre race?
NK – demon would destroy Rafa in a 100 m race, destroy
TK – demon’s like roadrunner
Would you play a slam without a crowd?
TK – that be tough
NK – 100% no
TK – that be s**t
Monfils or Demon in 100m race?
NK – I’d take Monfils, if there is a change of direction then Demon
TK – Monfils
NK – I’m best 100%
NK – oh, Fergus Murphy 100%, he makes mad calls
NK – I’m going to make a a slo-mo video of me pouring some coffee with my top off .. (dig at Stan)
Instagram Live finishes…