Nick Kyrgios snaps back in his press conference after win over Kyle Edmund
Nick Kyrgois turned in an impressively composed performance to beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s Club in London, but the Aussie was not impressed with one inquisitor at his post match press conference.
The fiery Kyrgois impressive kept his composure throughout a lengthy and high qualify contest against Edmund, but he showed signs of his notoriously spiky temperament as he met the media after the match.
When asked about an incident when he swore on court and quickly apologised, Kyrgois was quick to question the journalist by firing this question straight back at him.
“Do you swear,” he asked in an abrupt manner.
The reported suggested he had been known to mutter an expletive from time to time, with that answer inspiring an unimpressed Kyrgois to suggest it was a poor question before he suggested he ‘didn’t care’ if he had offended anyone with his language on court.
This was a snapshot off the Kyrgois of old after a mature performance that suggested the explosive Aussie is starting to control himself on court as he held his nerve to beat home favourite Edmund.
“It was a pretty high level match from both players,” suggested Kyrgois earlier in the press briefing. “I served really, really well, but he’s really good on grass. He could be a massive threat at Wimbledon.
“His backhand has got a lot better, he returned well, he handled the low sliced balls well. I would defiantly put him in the category of players who can do well at Wimbledon.
“I got a bit tight towards the end of the match, but my level was pretty high for a couple of hours, so I’m happy with that.”
Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic fired another warning that he is once again close to his imperious best after injury by dominating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-1.
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