US Open, Kyrgios out of control after picking up from Khachanov: bad reaction

For Italy, the US Open ended with a 5-hour marathon that saw a Group E exit from the stage Yannick Senerestimated, salute Matteo Berrettini It’s growing, but it’s definitely not at its best. A poignant conclusion, however, highlights the state of our tennis that bodes well for the immediate future and the rise of equally interesting personalities, see Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.

Related topics that, by virtue of their centrality, risk obscuring even somewhat intriguing episodes like crazy Nick Kyrgios.

Madness at the US Open Kyrgios

After eliminating a large number of rankers and candidates, he seemed like one of the main contenders to win US Open Until the match against the Russian Karen Khachanovranked 31 in the world, who reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career.

In short, Kyrgios He didn’t take it well from the photos seen live that raised more than legitimate questions about the proportion of the gesture compared to what happened. Kind of to kidnapwith a split racket, after shaking hands with his opponent, the protagonist in a real feat on the tennis side and against all odds, on the eve of his match against the giant who outnumbered the American hard-court.

Signs of a physical problem

To be honest, there was some hint before this explosion. His injury, during the match, somehow heralded a crucial problem in this match: forced into the care of a physiotherapist, cameras immortalized the blast from a distance with the angle:

“I can’t walk. I don’t want to play with that shit. I don’t really want to do that, c***o,” they read to his lips. Instead, Nick withstood a few other mornings like destroying a bottle at changing, and receiving a warning about unsportsmanlike behavior.

After the classic greeting and exchange of pleasantries, Kyrgios Vent all his frustration on the bench through the uncontrollable destruction of his racket, which remained rigid on the field. promoter flashing He was not held in high esteem by the audience who expressed their opposition to the hero’s gesture.

Explanation of his gesture to the microphones

in post game, Kyrgios He tried to explain (not justify) his insanity:

“Honestly, I feel like crap. I feel like I’ve let a lot of people down. I feel like only these four (Grand Slam) slams are going to matter. It’s like you have to start over. I have to wait until Australian Open. It is simply devastating. Like, it’s heartbreaking. Not just for me, but everyone I know wants me to win.”

In short, his frustration which he has decided to channel by indulging in an incomprehensible and somewhat unnecessary instinct of destruction as well as very little reconciliation with the spirit of sport that has always made justice, and fair play, his character.

Virgilio Sport

Source: IPA