WATCH: Funny moment between Nick Kyrgios and Taylor Fritz
Nick Kyrgios has given us many memorable moments on the court, both with his ability and his hilarious commentary. In this video, he does just that by telling Taylor Fritz how he has been playing.
Kyrgios and Fritz had been partnered up in the 2019 Indian Wells Masters and were certainly an exciting double to watch. They made their way into the round of 32, where they faced Dominic Thiem and Steve Johnson.
Kyrgios is certainly a confident player and often talks up his playing ability, while proving his ability as well. He did exactly that in his doubles match, by commenting on how good he was playing, by stating that he was playing like Novak Djokovic.
“Okay, no one is really serving that speed, apart from you,” said Kyrgios.
“But everyone’s returning well. I haven’t missed a return. Literally, I’m returning like Novak [Djokovic]. I can’t serve right now but I’m returning like I’m Novak. Like on break points, I’m hitting the most ridiculous returns. Like a laser beam.”
Kyrgios will forever be remembered for his antics and talented displays on the court. However, he could have become one of the greatest players ever if he had put more effort into his tennis life than his personal one.
The 25- and 27-year-olds showed off their lethality on the court and produced four aces and zero double faults. The pair played an exceptional match against Thiem and Johnson, claiming 6/12 break points.
The same can’t be said for Johnson and Thiem, who fell short to their opponents. The pair struggled with their serves, producing zero aces and three double faults. They also faulted too many times on their break points, only managing to win 3/7.
Both doubles played some excellent return shots, but it was Kyrgios and Fritz who came out on top with a score of 5-7, 1-6.
Unfortunately for the Australian-American double, they were knocked out in the round of 16 after losing to Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot. The pair fought hard but ultimately received a narrow loss with a final score of 6-4, 1-6, 10-8.
Kyrgios is currently out with an injury, with no official date being set for his return. However, his fans will be happy to know that he is recovering well and should make his return to tennis in the upcoming months.
Fritz is currently pushing to claim his first BMW Open title and is set to face Botic van de Zandschulp in the semi-final later today.
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