Nick Kyrgios reveals he was ‘still hungover’ when he beat Rafael Nadal at 2017 Cincinnati Masters
Nick Kyrgios has revealed that his 2017 Cincinnati Masters win over Rafael Nadal came on the back of a “pretty hard” night of drinking the day before.
The Australian stunned then world No 1 Nadal in the quarter-final of the ATP Masters 1000 event in 2017 as he blew the Spaniard away with a 6-2, 7-5 win in under 90 minutes.
Kyrgios was asked about the match during his friend and comedian Elliot Loney’s podcast with the latter revealing they went “hard” two nights before the clash.
“I’ve always lived by one thing. If I am willing to party and to have a night out with the boys, and I am in tournament mode like that, I’ll go out but I have to do something the next day, whether that’s train or do half an hour,” the current world No 40 said.
“We went out, we had a really great time. I’m pretty sure we went pretty hard.
“A day and a half later I saw the draw and I was like you know I’ve got to play Rafa.
“Nothing changed, I already told you what I think of these players. I don’t give them respect just because of who they are and what they have achieved.
“I am just going to go out there and play big.
“I can’t really move. I know that I can’t really move because I am still hungover so I am going to have to serve really big and play super aggressive.
“And the stars aligned for that night and it’s that simple really.”
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