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  • @booboo said in Tennis:

    Why do I like Nkck Kygrios?

    I really like him.

    In this era of hyper-competitive sport, there's something so refreshing about someone who:

    1. Doesn't try that hard
    2. Acknowledges he doesn't try that hard, but
    3. Is still really fkn good at tennis.

    And yes he could be great, but he doesn't really want to be. It causes you to rethink everything about sport because for decades I've thought that effort is inherently good, and laziness means you 'waste your talent'.

    But he's so comfortable with a ranking in the 30s, earning great coin, traveling the world, winning some circuit tournaments but never getting close to a Slam. It's so different but I find it weirdly refreshing.



  • What a highlight reel!

    https://www.facebook.com/24410993700/posts/10157442506553701?s=610885425&v=e&sfns=mo

    Most talented guy on tour and hands down the most entertaining to watch.

    Always makes time for young kids apparently too.


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    @barbarian said in Tennis:

    @booboo said in Tennis:

    Why do I like Nkck Kygrios?

    I really like him.

    In this era of hyper-competitive sport, there's something so refreshing about someone who:

    1. Doesn't try that hard
    2. Acknowledges he doesn't try that hard, but
    3. Is still really fkn good at tennis.

    And yes he could be great, but he doesn't really want to be. It causes you to rethink everything about sport because for decades I've thought that effort is inherently good, and laziness means you 'waste your talent'.

    But he's so comfortable with a ranking in the 30s, earning great coin, traveling the world, winning some circuit tournaments but never getting close to a Slam. It's so different but I find it weirdly refreshing.

    You really like him? Wouldn't it be awesome if all sportsmen were like him? How refreshing that would be. Yes I wish all sportsmen could have a meltdown over the wrong coloured towel and have temper tantrums that would put a toddler to shame. What a breath of fresh air. So boring watching people try their best and be respectful to the fans and officials. That's not what sport should be about.

    Seriously, people declaring their love for this guy need their heads examined.

    I would also add there are probably a heap of guys on tour phoning it in and just living life. Doesn't mean they have to be prize fückwits about it and act like spoilt brats.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel I’m with you here. I wonder how many fans of him would accept the same from a talented AB.



  • because the expectations on top level individual and team athletes are exactly the same



  • @Nepia said in Tennis:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel I’m with you here. I wonder how many fans of him would accept the same from a talented AB.

    The difference is that tennis isn’t a team game, he’s not letting down any teammates by acting this way.

    And he’s not representing his country. It’s an individual sport.

    anyone that gets angry about him or criticises people for liking him needs to grow up.

    He’d be the most popular player with the younger generation easily, and he’s a nice bloke by all accounts. Makes time to chat with young fans and does quite a bit for charity apparently.

    Watch the highlight reel, he’s very entertaining



  • @SammyC said in Tennis:

    @Nepia said in Tennis:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel I’m with you here. I wonder how many fans of him would accept the same from a talented AB.

    The difference is that tennis isn’t a team game, he’s not letting down any teammates by acting this way.

    And he’s not representing his country. It’s an individual sport.

    anyone that gets angry about him or criticises people for liking him needs to grow up.

    What, because someone has a different opinion from you they need to grow up? Ok then. 🤔

    You can like him. I don’t, because every time I see him interviewed/play he comes across as an utter twat, and he’s not winning grand slams so what’s the point?



  • @Nepia said in Tennis:

    @SammyC said in Tennis:

    @Nepia said in Tennis:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel I’m with you here. I wonder how many fans of him would accept the same from a talented AB.

    The difference is that tennis isn’t a team game, he’s not letting down any teammates by acting this way.

    And he’s not representing his country. It’s an individual sport.

    anyone that gets angry about him or criticises people for liking him needs to grow up.

    What, because someone has a different opinion from you they need to grow up? Ok then. 🤔

    You can like him. I don’t, because every time I see him interviewed/play he comes across as an utter twat, and he’s not winning grand slams so what’s the point?

    The post above you said anyone who likes him needs their head checked and you said you agree with him. whats the difference?

    He's one of the most honest and open players on the tour when interviewed. I'd suggest you havent actually listened to anything other than the odd media soundbite. His interview on Ben Rothenburgs podcast was great... an hour or so of real talk. Nadal etc are so boring and robotic.


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    He's such a fresh breeze



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Tennis:

    He's such a fresh breeze

    Didn't have the balls to admit what he did.



  • much more class from Rafa



  • @Nevorian said in Tennis:

    much more class from Rafa

    you're a fucking good lad @Nevorian


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  • @SammyC said in Tennis:

    @Nepia said in Tennis:

    @SammyC said in Tennis:

    @Nepia said in Tennis:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel I’m with you here. I wonder how many fans of him would accept the same from a talented AB.

    The difference is that tennis isn’t a team game, he’s not letting down any teammates by acting this way.

    And he’s not representing his country. It’s an individual sport.

    anyone that gets angry about him or criticises people for liking him needs to grow up.

    What, because someone has a different opinion from you they need to grow up? Ok then. 🤔

    You can like him. I don’t, because every time I see him interviewed/play he comes across as an utter twat, and he’s not winning grand slams so what’s the point?

    The post above you said anyone who likes him needs their head checked and you said you agree with him. whats the difference?

    I agreed with him about his twatness.



  • Rafa Nadal wins his 4th US Open and his 19th Grand Slam tournament.



  • @sparky And just one short of Fed. Both of them will be aware that the 2020 French Open is pending!

    Interestingly, if you remove French Open victories from players' tallies (Open era), you get:

    Federer 19
    Djokovic 15
    Sampras 14
    Connors 8
    Nadal 7
    Agassi 7
    McEnroe 7
    Edberg 6
    Becker 6
    Borg 5
    Lendl 5
    Newcombe 5
    Wilander 4
    Laver 4

    On non-clay surfaces Rafa is still one of the most successful players - and he's got his victories in the era of the two most successful!



  • Bloody good final. Nadal appeared to be cruising until Medevev hit a purple patch right at the end of the third. He gave Nadal's backhand a real peppering and Nadal didn't have enough to run around it. Impressive that he managed to find that extra in the fifth.



  • Apparent "flog of the highest order" Nick Kyrgios has promised to donate $200 for every ace he hits in every event he plays this Australian tennis summer to the bushfire appeal. Has convinced other Aussie players to follow suit.

    Apparently also trying to spearhead other initiatives to raise funds while the world's best players are in Aus.

    Follows on from a lot of reports that when he is representing Aus, he is the quintessential good team mate. Seems he likes playing for his country more than than he likes playing for himself.

    But, you know, disgraceful selfish flog and all that...



  • @mariner4life I kinda like him. Got abused last time I said that.


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