Nick Kyrgios highlighted Serena Williams is among the biggest of all time and likewise recounted the American tennis icon being “very bossy on the courtroom” once they teamed up for blended doubles. In 2014, a 19-year-old Kyrgios bought an opportunity to play blended doubles with Williams on the Worldwide Premier Tennis League.
On the time, Kyrgios was a rising star whereas Williams was extensively thought of one of many biggest champions in tennis historical past. “Serena Williams, arguably within the GOAT dialog as properly, in all probability proper there. I performed blended doubles together with her.
She was very bossy on the courtroom. I imply assured and I needed to take heed to her,” Kyrgios stated whereas touring Tennis Channel’s Corridor of Champs space. Kyrgios additionally dropped main reward on fellow Australian Ashleigh Barty calling her “a legend” and “an icon.” Barty, a former three-time Grand Slam champion and world No 1, shockingly retired from professional tennis on the age of 25 in 2022 March. “Ash Barty, one among Australia’s tennis legends.
Icon. Everybody seems to be as much as her again dwelling. Legend,” Kyrgios stated.
When is Kyrgios enjoying once more?
This 12 months, Kyrgios did not get a lot motion on the courtroom.
After simply recovering from knee surgical procedure and kicking off his season in June, Kyrgios sustained a wrist ligament harm. This week, Kyrgios shared it would nonetheless be a number of weeks earlier than he removes a splint from his serving forearm.
Kyrgios is hoping to have the ability to play firstly of the 2024 season however there are nonetheless no ensures. “After final 12 months, I had such a terrific 12 months, and I’m so hungry to get again on the market. So I’m doing every little thing I can to get again on the market.
Clearly, you understand how accidents are day-after-day, simply doing the rehab, doing the gymnasium work. However to be right here and having the ability to watch the match we’re about to observe makes me extra hungry to get on the market,” Kyrgios stated on Tennis Channel.