Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios insists that he is a normal guy and that it is only the media trying to portray him in a negative light. After losing the 2022 US Open quarterfinal against Karen Khachanov, Kyrgios lost his cool and composure and started breaking rackets.
After his outburst, Kyrgios received a heavy fine. But before the outbreak, Kyrgios was leaving everything on the court and doing everything he could to win the match. Reflecting on that, Kyrgios felt it was unfair to only talk about his post-match outburst and not the way he fought Khachanov.
Kyrgios: They only show me when I’m frustrated
«Well, I’m not thinking about it, but they told me it’s going to charity. As soon as they told me that, I was trigger happy, I was f——- [gestures smashing a racket].
It’s unfair, in a way, because a match can go on for hours like the US Open in the recent past, I played a match that lasted four hours and the media showed the last 30 seconds of me breaking a racket. That is what they choose to publish globally.
It’s like what happened with the other four hour segment when I was trying my nuts out at 2am in the morning. They just choose to show when I’m getting frustrated. It’s hard. It gets so crazy like people on the street think I’m the craziest guy in the world and they’ll just stare at me and wait for me to do something crazy.
I’m literally a normal guy. So yeah, the media has definitely painted the picture a bit,» Kyrgios said on The JBK Show, quoted in sportskeeda. Last year, Kyrgios enjoyed the season of his life. Now, Kyrgios is seen as a legitimate title contender wherever he goes. In addition, Kyrgios is considered among the favorites for the Australian Open title.