After two or three months where he had partially laid down his hatchet, Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios returns to attack world number one Novak Djokovic again. Just a couple of days ago the Aussie had defined Nole as 'a puppet' because of his behavior inherent to the virus and now in the course of an interview Kyrgios has questioned his status as a GOAT, or definition of the most strong of all time.
Speaking to local microphones, Kyrgios said that, in his opinion, Novak Djokovic will never really be the GOAT as he faced the Serbian champion twice and beat him in both circumstances: Kyrgios refers to the two precedents of Acapulco and Indian Wells , which took place in 2017.
In the quarter-finals in Acapulco Kyrgios prevailed with the result of 7-6; 7-5 in an hour and 46 minutes with Djokovic who stopped in front of the shot of the Australian who created an almost perfect match, conceding only 15 points on his serve and canceling the only break point of the match.
Djokovic suffered the break in the final phase of the second set, then losing the decisive points and thus falling in front of the strong opponent. The two faced off again a few weeks later with Kyrgios beating the current number one in the world with a result of 6-4; 7-6 in an hour and 51 minutes of play.
In both matches we saw that Djokovic suffered a lot from Kyrgios' first serve as he scored several aces and several winning serves. Speaking on Novak Djokovic and speaking of the eternal fight that also involves Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer regarding GOAT, the Australian said: "It doesn't matter how many Grand Slam tournament wins Novak will have, but Novak Djokovic will never be the best of all times.
I faced him in two circumstances and I beat him and if he can't beat me, you're not the greatest of all time." Few hours ago, the presence of two people infected with the Covid-19 virus was confirmed on the direct flight from Los Angeles, United States, to Melbourne, Australia.
This means that all players on the plane will now have to spend 14 days in solitary confinement in their hotel room, unable to carry out the training program. Unfortunately, the same thing also happened on another plane: it is the EY8004 direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne, on which a positive person was found in Australia.
Also in this case, the 64 passengers (including 23 players, especially from the WTA Tour) will be subjected to the same treatment, having now to spend two weeks in quarantine without being able to move. Among the people on board, many tennis players who will take part in the first Major event of the year: Bianca Andreescu, Angelique Kerber, Paula Badosa, Marta Kostyuk, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Belinda Bencic, Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur and Maria Sakkari, among many others.