While preparing to return to the field in early January, Nick Kyrgios gave an interview to The Age in which, among other things, he spoke about the Big Three. It would be important for the Australian, for a spectacle and tennis appeal, that Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continue to play as long as possible.
The numerous physical and non-physical problems afflicting the three giants, however, could prevent them from attending Australia. An absence, that of Federer, is already certain; The return to the field of the Majorcan is also in strong doubt due to the recent positivity to Covid-19; Finally, the most intricate question about the vaccine regarding the number 1 in the world: “I do not know what the situation of Novak is right now with the whole history of Covid, I do not know what he needs to play,” he said. Kyrgios, expressing all his regret at not seeing all of the Big Three in Australia at the same time.
“I hope you had a merry Christmas and that you can play tennis for as long as possible: I said earlier that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic should keep playing. If all three are not in Australia, it will be a disaster. It is an absolute disaster for all fans and for those who enjoy watching tennis.
Yes, it clearly presents a good opportunity for younger kids to make their mark and explode, but we need them to remain a part of our sport, as a whole. ”Benefiting from a wild card, Nick Kyrgios will return to the field for the Melbourne ATP 250 at the start on January 4, 2022.
A comeback that will take place after about three months, during which time the Australian has taken care of his body and liberated his mind from harmful pressures: “My knee was something that hindered my career for quite some time, it is an area that I have been able to clean and it’s a great feeling. “
Djokovic won three Grand Slam titles in 2021
In a recent interview with L’Equipe, Novak Djokovic spoke about his heartbreaking loss to Daniil Medvedev in this year’s US Open final. “My only regret about the US Open final is that I didn’t cry before.
I should have let go of all these emotions found within me earlier. I’m not saying I would have won the game. Daniil was much better that day. But the act of crying set me free, a little too late, “he said.
“I had a good team dinner planned after the US Open final. He was so emotionally devastated that he didn’t want to go. But everyone encouraged me and I went. Monica Seles called me crying. It ended up being quite a long and emotional night, it calmed me down, ”he said.
Djokovic also said that he felt he would have been better prepared for the US Open if he had skipped the Tokyo Olympics. But at the same time, the Serb said he doesn’t like to dwell on “what if” scenarios and find excuses.
“One thing is for sure: I would have been better prepared for the US Open if I had skipped the Olympics. But I don’t regret having gone. I don’t like the ‘what ifs’. In my life and in my career I try not to find excuses ”.