Tennis pro Nick Kyrgios is known for his clear opinions. Now the Australian has sharply criticized the double format at Wimbledon.
The third Grand Slam tournament of the year has been in full swing since Monday. There are several special features of the lawn classic in Wimbledon, including the distance in men’s doubles.
This is how London is played in best-of-five mode – to the displeasure of Nick Kyrgios. “That’s the stupidest thing ever,” the 27-year-old is quoted as saying by “Eurosport”: “I don’t understand why best-of-five is played. Nobody wants to play best-of-five in doubles, nobody wants to play best-of – Watch five matches in doubles.”
Kyrgios starts in the doubles competition together with Thanasi Kokkinakis. The tennis star fears that he could reach his strength limits due to the long distances in singles.
“It doesn’t make sense. I’ve always done well here in singles, so I’m not thrilled to have to play five sets of doubles on my rest day,” Kyrgios complained.
Kyrgios wants to cause a sensation at Wimbledon
The Australian has been in good form on grass in recent weeks. At Wimbledon, Kyrgios wants to cause a surprise or two.
“I know that I can beat anyone if I serve well and play well,” the tennis ace made a clear statement: “I’ve already made top 10 players look pretty old this year.”
Will Kyrgios win another title in doubles?
At the start, Kyrgios meets the British Paul Jubb in singles. In doubles, the right-hander and his partner Kokkinakis have to play against Soonwoo Kwon and Aljaz Bedene.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis won the title at the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this year. In Wimbledon, the tennis duo has to cover a longer distance in the games.