A word that has haunted Nick Kyrgios around like a never leaving shadow. The mercurial but erratic Australian still remains a part of the upper echelons of the tennis world and yet, yet his overall demeanor and his insane artistry on the tennis court make it clear that he is capable of so much more.
A recent comparison with the fellow Australian, Bernard Tomic, who too, like Kyrgios never seemed to fulfill his insane potential, is now doing rounds on the social media and Nick has come to the fore with his opinion on these unwarranted comparisons.
“Has he beaten the Big four?” asks Kyrgios
Born within a couple of years and with junior Major titles on their tallies, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios were the players to watch from the down under.
Nonetheless, despite some notable results, Bernard and Nick have never shown their full potential, struggling to keep their motivation and focus on tennis.
Bernard has been ranked outside the top-100 since August 2019, putting many other things ahead of tennis and making the headlines earlier this year thanks to his girlfriend Vanessa Sierra, who didn’t like the Melbourne bubble conditions.
Kyrgios blasted them both for such behavior, and he mentioned his countryman in a recent Instagram post, too, saying it is an insult for him when someone compares him with Tomic.
“I got compared with Bernard Tomic today and I’ve never felt more insulted,” Kyrgios wrote.
“Does he have a foundation? @nkfoundation – does he have the accomplishments? Did he raise money for the bushfires? It’s disgusting man.”
“Do your research. Also, I ain’t f—ing with anyone who does OnlyFans.”a jibe on Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra.
“Oh, and by accomplishments – I beat the big 4.” Kyrgios concluded with a proud reminder of his wins over the hallowed quartet of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal,Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.
On a road away from tennis?
Nick Kyrgios could be pivoting away from tennis and onto TV screens if rumours about his career change turn out to be true.
The firebrand Australian tennis star has reportedly made the move into reality TV, having made a smattering of appearances as a guest commentator for the tennis, as well as his frequent live streams on Twitch.
Despite his previous accomplishments and chest thumpings, Kyrgios too can’t claim to have been part of much tennis lately. The 26-year-old hasn’t played since the Australian Open earlier this year, where he progressed to the third round before being knocked out by Dominic Thiem in a five-set thriller.
Perhaps a career break is what the mercurial Australian needs before trying to come back to tennis and fulfill his insane potential.