Nick Kyrgios reveals ignoring the open letter sent to him by cricket legend Shane Warne

Nick Kyrgios revealed that he did not read countryman Shane Warne's open letter in 2015 after the cricketer was concerned for his career.


Nick Kyrgios reveals ignoring the open letter sent to him by cricket legend Shane Warne

Nick Kyrgios (L), and Shane Warne (R) (Image via: Open source)

Nick Kyrgios is well-known for his on-court and off-court antics, which have earned him an infamous image in the tennis world. Although the Australian tennis star has proven his potential numerous times, his frequent outbursts have often landed him trouble.

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Kyrgios has been sidelined for the majority of the 2023 season after the Aussie sustained multiple injury counts during his ATP Tour attendance. Most recently, Kyrgios revealed that he ignored his compatriot’s Shane Warne open letter in 2015 after the cricket legend was worried about the former’s tennis career.

During an interview at Piers Morgan Uncensored, the Aussie addressed why he never opted to read his countryman Shane Warne’s open letter. Although the letter was posted on the cricket legend’s Facebook page and accumulated more than 3000+ likes, Kyrgios admitted to not reading it.

He asserted that he had been proud of how his career had turned out for him.

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I saw it and didn't read it, but yeah, look, I feel like I've been the closest Australian player in the last decade to win a Grand Slam. I made the final. I've had a pretty successful career. I feel like I've won a lot more than I've lost.
Nick Kyrgios told Piers Morgan Uncensored via Mirror.co

Continuing further, he added:

Able to provide for my family, friends and yeah respected by millions around the world, obviously. And yeah, I've done it my way. At the end of the day, I know that there's other Australian athletes who just wanted to see me succeed. 

It is worth noting that Warne’s letter was posted after Kyrgios made headlines for making ridiculing remarks about Stan Wawrinka‘s girlfriend during the duo’s face-off at the 2015 Rogers Cup.

The letter circled the former Australian cricket captain, urging the 28-year-old to treat his competitors with respect and dignity.

Nick Kyrgios’ 2022 season recap

Nick Kyrgios’ best season was witnessed in 2022 when he made headlines for delivering a series of impactful results on the ATP Tour. Notably, his performances also assisted him in climbing the rankings chart.

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Nick Kyrgios (Image via: Open source)

Kyrgios had a lasting 2022 season after he booked his berth in the doubles final of the 2022 Australian Open. The Aussie had partnered with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis and ousted their countryman duo of Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell. With this victory, he lifted his first-ever Major Doubles crown. 

Later, the 28-year-old booked his berth in the final of Wimbledon, where he squared off against Novak Djokovic. However, the 28-year-old’s quest for his maiden Grand Slam title was thwarted after the Serb defeated him in the grass court’s summit clash. 

During the season’s hard court swing in North America, the former World No. 13 laid claim to the Citi Open title after downing Japanese Kei Nishikori in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

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