“He’s a walking, talking time bomb” Nick Kyrgios receives no love from compatriot Paul MacNamee

Nick Kyrgios has been termed 'a time bomb' by the former Australian doubles legend.

Nick Kyrgios, Paul MacNamee
Nick Kyrgios, Paul MacNamee

Nick Kyrgios, the Australian maverick always manages to get in the news, though most of the time it’s due to his unruly behavior on the court, his angry outbursts, or due to his interaction with the crowd. Kyrgios an unseeded dangerman at Wimbledon 2022 is continuing to live up to his own billing of being ‘top 5-top 10’ on grass. He had to work hard to clear the first round against Paul Jubb, who took him to a five-set stretch, but his second-round performance was phenomenal.

Kyrgios faced the 26th seed Filip Krajinovic, who had recently been on a good run, making it to the final of the Queen’s Club Championship. But the Serbian was beaten mercilessly by Kyrgios who dispatched him with the score of 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to book his 3rd round ticket at Wimbledon. He will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round and has a very good chance to make it to the fourth round at SW19 even if he can come close to his second-round level.

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“Outrageous talent” Nick Kyrgios gets some appreciation from the fans on Twitter.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios spitting toward an unruly spectator in round 1

Nick made his usual conundrums in the first round and that was partly the reason the match became so close. In the second round, he was much more focussed on the game than any drama and was able to win the match convincingly. He would need the same kind of laser focus if he would like to defeat Tsitsipas because a lapse in cool might very easily cost him the match. Paul McNamee, the former world number 1 in doubles wrote on Twitter about his fellow Australian, “Nick Kyrgios is a walking talking time bomb…. but can he play!”

The Twitteratis mostly agree with MacNamee’s assessment of Kyrgios, though some also came to his defense saying that he was quite misunderstood. Some have even gone as far as to be appreciative of this attitude by Kyrgios.

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