“ I don’t like him at all” says Nick Kyrgios as he pokes fun at Novak Djokovic

Kyrgios has responded to Novak's comments about not liking him by saying that he doesn't like Novak either. This back and forth between two players is ' unusual' between two players. But then with Kyrgios you cant really tell what's usual and what's unusual.

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Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is not one to back down and it came as no surprise when he rekindled his feud with Novak Djokovic

First, he imitated the Djokovic post match celebration. And then while speaking at his doubles post match conference he kept taking potshots at Djokovic. He said, “We’re just having some fun. Novak, I’m sure, doesn’t like me and we both have respect for each other, but I don’t like him at all, so it’s fun.” Interestingly, Kyrgios termed all the comments he made ‘ banter’ and said that it can’t be taken seriously. 

These comments came on the heels of Novak saying that “ personally he has no respect for Kyrgios.” 

“Well Novak, I think he is trying to end it, because I don’t think he’s enjoying it, on the other hand, I think you see Nick Kyrgios, who is quite enjoying it.” says Mats Wilander 

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Mats Wilander, former world no.1 and noted tennis analyst, claimed that Djokovic has no time for all this drama. He said that Djokovic is chasing greatness, his 9th Australian Open crown, and would want this feud to end. Wilander also said that he believes Kyrgios is having a lot of fun with these comments and actually doesn’t want the verbal back and forth to end. Wilander said that social media and fan engagement has become a huge part of this generation’s life and that’s why players such as Kyrgios do or say the things they do.

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