On Friday, World Superstar Novak Djokovic said he believed Kyrgios has some “life lessons to learn.” (Nick Kygrios fined $16,500 at the Shanghai Masters)
“Not many great things are spoken about him lately,” Djokovic said. “I’m sorry to hear that, because I share the opinion of many players and many people in the tennis world that he’s one of the greatest talents the game has seen lately.”
“I mean he’s been doing well, he’s around 15 in the world so you’ve got to give him credit for that, but on the other hand he obviously has life lessons to learn and he’s still relatively young and hopefully that is going to happen.”
In an extraordinary incident, Nick Kygrios was fined $16,500 for his bizarre and erratic actions at the Shanghai Masters. The reason for such a hefty fine was the lack of effort and argumentative behavior that he showed during his second round match. (Nick Kygrios fined $16,500 at the Shanghai Masters)
He was fined the maximum of $10,000 for showing a “lack of best efforts” in a match and also $5,000 for verbal abuse of a spectator. In addition to this he was also fines $1,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during the match.
Unsporting Behavior !
The watching audience was bemused as Kyrgios rushed through his 6-3, 6-1 loss to German qualifier Mischa Zverev on Thursday, failing to put any speed on some serves and hitting erratically on his groundstrokes.
At one stage in the match he walked toward his chair after floating a serve across the net without even waiting for Zverev’s return. His behavior was unethical and was deemed unworthy of the sport.
He was booed and jeered several times during the match prompting him to angrily respond to a fan in the crowd. (Nick Kygrios fined $16,500 at the Shanghai Masters)
Kyrgios is known for his fiery and temperamental behavior both on and off the court. Last year he insulted a player Stan Wawrinka during a match in Montreal. His frequent battles with the on field umpires have given him a ‘Bad Boy’ reputation in the tennis circuit.
Special Talent !
World Number Two Andy Murray said he is willing to mentor the young Australian (Nick Kygrios fined $16,500 at the Shanghai Masters)
“If he ever wanted to talk to me or ask me anything, I would obviously be open to that. You don’t want to see young guys who are in the spotlight, struggling and making mistakes, doing things that ultimately hurt them,” Murray told reporters.
Nick Kyrgios is a supreme talent on the court but his antics could spell danger for what should be a promising career. He needs to grow up quickly if needs to give his justice to the talent that he possess.