Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios was visibly upset during his Wimbledon opener as he felt the crowd was disrespecting him throughout the match. On Tuesday, Kyrgios survived a scare at Wimbledon as he edged out British wildcard Paul Jubb 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-7 (3) 7-5.
At one point, Kyrgios got so upset with the disrespect that he spat in the direction of a fan. After the match, Kyrgios said he feels spectators nowadays don’t have any limits. “I just think spectators in general think there’s just no line there anymore.
If I lose a match, you have no idea how much abuse I have to go through. It’s a whole generation of people on social media feeling like they have a right to comment on every single thing with negativity,” Kyrgios said, per Tennishead.
Kyrgios: People make fun of my brother
Kyrgios’ brother has Alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body. Unfortunately, Kyrgios’ brother is often mocked because of his condition as Kyrgios reveals some joke about his brother “being a cancer patient.”
“My brother has alopecia and people joke about him being a cancer patient. I doubt any of them have to deal with that,” Kyrgios revealed. After losing in the Stuttgart semifinal, Kyrgios said he was racially abused.
“I don’t understand why people do that to athletes,” Kyrgios added. “Why do they feel the need that that’s acceptable?” Tuesday was a tough day at the office for Kyrgios but at least he was able to escape with a victory .
“To be honest, how I got through that. I’m pretty proud of myself to be able to sit here as the winner today,” Kyrgios said. “Couple years ago, who knows. I may have lost that match. I’ m just happy to have another chance to go out there and try to put in a better performance.” Kyrgios plays Filip Krajinovic next.