“Dumbest Thing Ever” – Brutally Honest Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon Convention
Nick Kyrgios has spoken out against Wimbledon’s men’s doubles format.
The world number 45 has had some incredible experiences over the years at Wimbledon.
From defeating Rafael Nadal in his first main draw at Wimbledon in 2014 to mixed doubles alongside a legend like Venus Williams last summer.
But one draw category, men’s doubles, didn’t see Kyrgios compete at SW19, and the Aussie has his reasons for that.
“To be honest, I’m not really looking forward to playing best-of-five doubles,” he told Tennishead when asked about the doubles draw.
“I think it’s the dumbest thing ever, to be brutally honest.
“Nobody wants to play best-of-five doubles.
“Nobody wants to watch the best of five sets double.”
The grass Slam is the only Major remaining to be contested best of five sets in men’s doubles.
Kyrgios entered the men’s doubles draw at Wimbledon for the first time this year alongside his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis.
The duo, who won the men’s doubles at home at the Australian Open in January, are listed as the 10th seed.
So while Kyrgios can’t wait to team up with his compatriot again, he still has his reservations.
He continued: “I’m excited, but I’m also dreading the fact that if it’s one set all over, I’m going to have to play three more sets of doubles.
“That’s why I haven’t played there before.
” That does not make sense.
“I’ve always done well here in singles, so I’m not going to play potentially five sets of doubles on my day off.”
Kyrgios faces British wildcard Paul Jubb in the first round of singles, with Kokkinakis backing his friend to go further in the draw this year.
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