WATCH: Alexander Zverev’s classy speech as he salutes winner Nick Kyrgios
It’s not always easy to deliver a classy speech when you have just lost, but Alexander Zverev had no problems after the Mexican Open final.
The world No 3 lost Saturday’s showpiece match in Acapulco 6-3, 6-4 as Nick Kyrgios won his first ATP Tour singles title in more than a year.
Kyrgios came in for a lot of flak during his run as Rafael Nadal accused him lacking respect during their steamy second-round clash while he was also booed by the crowd.
Zverev, though, paid tribute to the Australian during his runner-up speech.
"He's the real champion of this week."
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 3, 2019
The German also made light of Kyrgios’ lack of coaching staff, saying: “Now would be the moment to say well done to your team but, uh, you had two people there but I don’t know.
“First of all they left and second of all I don’t know what their actual job is, to be honest. So well done to them as well.”
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