Nick Kyrgios has been called everything from ‘wild thing’ to ‘box office.’ In his latest showing, Kyrgios was called a ‘dick’ by a fan. Tennis’ newest ‘bad boy’ responded well to this latest label.
Nick the Dick?
During his third-round match with Dusan Lajovic, Kyrgios was called out over his haircut by a fan.
Kyrgios said: “At the change of ends he literally just said, ‘You’re a dick.’
“And I was like, ‘Okay, I don’t quite understand the context of it. You’re sitting here, you paid good money to watch me on a Sunday night, so you obviously have nothing else to do’.
“And then he said it again, ‘You’re a dick’, and I was like, ‘You have nothing else to say’. And then he was like, ‘Come here and say it’.
“I was like, ‘no, because I have to play’… and then it just kept going.
The confrontation continued with the Aussie throwing a ball to the fan and mockingly clapping in his direction. Kyrgios received a code violation and the fan was expelled from the stadium.
I had a bit of fun. KYRGIOS
“I had a bit of fun with it. I knew that I was going to get him kicked out. I loved it, I loved every single bit of it,” Nick said.
The match was Nick Kyrgios up to his regular bag of tricks from a under hand serve to ‘no look’ volleys. He easily won over Lajovic 6-3,6-1. Kyrgios moves on to the final 16 where he will play Borna Coric.
Tennis fans have so far enjoyed the roller coaster ride with Nick Krygios. When he is inspired, he is one of the best players in the world. When he is not ‘into it’, Nick can be a ‘dick.’
In this incident, the fan had no right to yell that out during the match. Kyrgios handled it well for the most part. Hopefully, Kyrgios can find a middle ground where he can entertain and still play exciting tennis.