Nick Kyrgios brings brilliance to a tennis court. I have never been bored watching Nick playing tennis, I love the variety and skill he brings. I’ve even seen him play shots that I have gone and tried myself. He’s a tournament directors dream, he gets bums on seats and people on court! My only criticism is, I’ve sometimes come away feeling a little bit disappointed. Why is that? Nick has one of the best serves in tennis, his forehand is lightning fast, the way he snaps it is magnificent as his two handed backhand which I could watch all day. … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios’ tennis is mesmerisingly brilliant. However, stats show his return game is one the worst but a bit more focus would take it to the next level!
Nick Kyrgios has always divided opinion. I’ve always loved watching Nick play tennis. I find him imaginative and flawlessly brilliant. Not only has Nick showed up for his country in ATP Cup but he has used his voice to help those in crisis following the bush fires across Australia and deserves credit. Nick himself has said it isn’t about him and this is the side to Nick that doesn’t get spoken about enough. People make him out to be the bad boy of tennis but his heart is in the right place. Away from this, Nick has his own foundation … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios delivered, for his country and for his team
Wow! Just over 8 hours of incredible tennis has seen Australia through to the semi-finals of the ATP Cup! After a quick start to the day with Kyrgios and Norrie on court at 10am local time the Australian however only took 75 minutes to see off the Brit 6-2 6-2 with a flawless performance. Next up was Alex de Minaur up against Dan Evans. It was the Australian who raced ahead early on but the Brit never gave up and took the first set 7-6. Alex did take us to three sets winning the second 6-4 but in an epic … Continue reading Australia win thriller against Great Britain in Sydney!
In the first quarter final of the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney it was team Australia who took a big lead and it came from who else but Nick Kyrgios! After a close couple of games and a problematic service game for the Australian who found himself down 15-40 he reeled off four points in a row and then ran away with the set in 29 minutes. The tennis from Nick got better and better as the set went on. The double break which pretty much sealed the fate of Cam Norrie in set one was sealed by this moment … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-2 Cam Norrie; Australian serves up another master class as hosts remain unbeaten!
The ATP have announced the fate of Nick Kyrgios six weeks after his outburst in Cincinnati. Nick received a fine after the match of $113,000 for his behaviour on court and language to Fergus Murphy in Cincinnati. Nick’s 6 probation period begins on Monday and has been given a $25,000 fine. He can appeal the decision but looks unlikely. During this 6 month probation Nick cannot; No further code violations during the probationary period that result in a fine for; Verbal or Physical Abuse of officials, spectators or any other persons while on-court or on-site, Unsportsmanlike conduct based upon an … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios will face a 16 week (ATP) suspension if he fails 6 month probation but why did the ATP’s decision take 6 weeks?
Is Nick playing? You can guarantee a full stadium. I last wrote about Nick after his Washington win on my way home from America. I wrote about how I don’t condemn his behaviour on court and previous issues but I look past that and appreciate his brilliance and how he is good for tennis. I’m not going to repeat what I wrote then but I will post a link at the bottom. Nick Kyrgios could be on the end of a ban very soon. Following some comments after his round one win at Flushing Meadows Nick was asked if the … Continue reading Ban impending? Nick Kyrgios is a tournament directors dream but a tournament referee’s nightmare. Is a ban the right choice?
Nick Kyrgios’ week in Washington was exceptional. I’m writing this piece on a flight from Orlando to London and is something I really wanted to write following Nick’s week in Washington. I’ve always loved watching Nick play and what he brings to the court. Some reading this will think I’m condemning some of his bad behaviour on court, I’m not at all and some has been out of order but I’m looking past that. On Wednesday 31st I got in a little early than expected due to a thunderstorm, turned on my iPad and Nick was playing! As ever it … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios has always been good for tennis and why I hope we see more of his mesmerising brilliance