Nick Kyrgios tells Andrey Rublev to be proud of his season after offering the Russian any help to deal with the mental aspect

Nick Kyrgios provided condolences for Andrey Rublev stating that he should not go too hard on himself and must be proud of what he has achieved this season


Nick Kyrgios tells Andrey Rublev to be proud of his season after offering the Russian any help to deal with the mental aspect

(L-R)Nick Kyrgios and Andrey Rublev. (credits: Daily Express, rchiips.com)

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been enjoying his debut as a pundit on the Tennis Channel show which is covering the Nitto ATP Finals at the moment. With all the players for the semi-finals finally confirmed after last night’s matchup between Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev, the Russian was left in disappointment having not been able to pick up a single win in the competition.

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After having enjoyed one of the best years of his career this season, the Russian was flying high ahead of the ATP Finals qualifying for the competition as the World No. 5. But with straight sets losses against Zverev, Carlos Alcaraz, and Jannik Sinner in the competition, the Monte-Carlo Masters champion has lost his confidence and seemed frustrated during the match yet again.

After having hit his knee with the racquet in frustration in the last game against Alcaraz, Rublev yet again threw his racquet on the floor, even slamming water bottles in disgust. Nick Kyrgios provided condolences for the young star saying that he should not go too hard on himself and must be proud of what he has achieved this season. Kyrgios said,

"I don't think he should go home, you know, super disappointed. I think he's made three quarter-finals this year in the Grand Slams, so I think moving to Australia, he is gotta be in a good mindset."

Nick Kyrgios’s views on Andrey Rublev’s unsporting behavior on the court:

Just after Andrey Rublev’s second group stage matchup against Carlos Alcaraz, Nick Kyrgios gave his views on the actions of the Russian during the match. He said that Rublev shouldn’t have acted like that during the match. He should have taken the loss sportingly and should not have hit himself on the knee which even led to bloodshed.

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Andrey Rublev throws down his racquet in frustration. (credits: ABC, Tennis World USA)

Labelling Rublev as “crazy”, Kyrgios said,

"I mean, from someone who doesn’t hold their composure pretty well, like myself, this is crazy. I’ve never done that, to be honest. I mean, he needs a knee. He needs to move. I hope he’s all right for his next match. Let me say that much."  

Even after being highlighted by Kyrgios due to his unsporting actions, Rublev repeated the same mistake yet again in the very next group-stage matchup against Zverev last night.

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