French Open champion believes someone will eventually "fix things" with Kyrgios in the locker room
Nick Kyrgios is well-known for his tantrums and volatile acts on the court, but a former French Open champion believes this behavior will lead to the Australian having an altercation in the locker room with one of his opponents.
Retired tennis player Adriano Panatta, who won the French Open in 1976, is of the impression that Kyrgios' continued disrespect for opponents could get him in trouble.
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The Italian admitted that while Kyrgios is a great player, his temperamental behavior could eventually lead to someone trying to "fix things" in the locker room after a match.
"There is no doubt that he is a great talent, but he must understand that disrespecting his opponents is hateful," said Panatta. "I think in the end someone with him will fix things, not on the pitch but in the locker room.
"I once did this to Lendl in the Davis Cup, I have regretted it all my life. It's not done,"
Kyrgios played some of the best tennis of his career during the two-week stretch of the Wimbledon Championships, upsetting World No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a highly-emotional third-round encounter. The Cranberra native kept up his stellar play to reach the final, but fell to former World No.1 Novak Djokovic in four sets.