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Nick Kyrgios slams tennis greats calling their opinions ‘absolute garbage’ after criticism

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios lashes out at greats of the sport calling their opinions ‘absolute garbage’ after they criticised his on-court meltdown

  • Nick Kyrgios took aim at two tennis greats for criticising his mental state of mind
  • Jim Courier and Martina Navratilova spoke about Kyrgios’ prospects in US Open
  • The pair then addressed thoughts on his mental health which set Kyrgios off
  • Kyrgios will start his US Open campaign on Tuesday night 

Nick Kyrgios has taken issue with comments made by tennis greats about his on-court antics and the state of his mental health. 

The Tennis Channel shared a segment featuring former world number one Jim Courier and 18-time major winner Martina Navratilova talking about Kyrgios’ chances at the US Open.  

‘There’s no question he needs some help. That’s definitely above our pay grade. Mentally, he needs some help,’ Navratilova said in the segment. 

 

Nick Kyrgios (pictured) has taken issue with comments made by tennis greats about his on-court antics and the state of his mental health

The Tennis Channel shared a segment featuring former world number one Jim Courier and 18-time major winner Martina Navratilova talking about his chances at the US Open (pictured)

The Tennis Channel shared a segment featuring former world number one Jim Courier and 18-time major winner Martina Navratilova talking about his chances at the US Open (pictured)

‘I would like for him to do his talking with his racquet rather than breaking them and rather than with his mouth. He needs to start winning matches, then he can talk.’ 

Courier then commented on Kyrgios’ mental health.

‘Definitely not condoning his behaviour. Does he need some mental health help? Is it actually something that is medical? We don’t know the answer to that,’ he said. 

‘He’s a guy who polarises and he can play some electric tennis but, man, it’s been tough to watch at times.’

Kyrgios immediately took to social media to hit out at the segment and seemingly took the most offence to them talking about his personal life.

‘People that are irrelevant in my personal life are trying to make comments on my personal character. Well done,’ he wrote. 

Kyrgios labelled the segment ‘absolute garbage’ and said it included some of the ‘worst content’ he had ever seen.  

The segment was a look ahead at the 2019 US Open which started on Monday and will run until September 8. 

Kyrgios entered the Grand Slam seeded 28th and with a world singles ranking of 30 and will begin his campaign for the title on Tuesday against American Steve Johnson.

Kyrgios immediately took to social media to hit out at the segment and seemingly took the most offence to them talking about his personal life

Kyrgios immediately took to social media to hit out at the segment and seemingly took the most offence to them talking about his personal life

Kyrgios also labelled the segment 'absolute garbage' and said it included some of the 'worst content' he had ever seen

Kyrgios also labelled the segment ‘absolute garbage’ and said it included some of the ‘worst content’ he had ever seen

After a string of on court meltdowns and controversy the pundits said he needed to start doing his ‘talking with the racquet rather than letting controversy take centre court.  

In August the Canberra based firebrand was fined $113,000 for his outburst at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. 

The fine came after Kyrgios lashed out at the chair umpire before leaving the court and breaking two racquets before spitting in the direction of the chair umpire at the close of the match.  

His fines were accumulated from a host of indiscretions including unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity.

His fines were accumulated from a host of indiscretions including unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity

His fines were accumulated from a host of indiscretions including unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity



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