Nick Kyrgios spoke about the greatest tennis players in history and praised Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Ashleigh Barty.
The former Wimbledon finalist had his impressive 2022 streak interrupted by a knee injury and only played one match in 2023, ending in a loss to Yibing Wu at the Stuttgart Open. Despite being away from the courts, the 28-year-old stayed informed about tennis events and shared his impressions on the ATP Tour throughout the year on social media.
"Carlos Alcaraz is doing enough, Novak Djokovic is superhuman": Nick Kyrgios shares thoughts on top two players
Recently, Kyrgios, now a commentator for Tennis Channel, discussed the greatest tennis players in history after touring the Tennis Channel's Hall of Champs area:
"Novak Djokovic… undisputed GOAT in my opinion. What a player. Could’ve given me that Wimbledon final, would’ve been nice."
"Ash Barty… one of Australia’s tennis legends. Icon. Everyone looks up to her back home. Legend,"
"Rafael Nadal… as you can see, he’s on the clay there. So, he’s the king of clay, one of the greatest of all time. One of the best competitors to ever do it. Incredible."
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"Serena Williams… arguably in the GOAT conversation as well, probably right there. I played mixed doubles with her. She was very bossy on the court. I mean confident and I had to listen to her."
"Roger Federer… he’s the guy that you would play in every tennis virtual game at the end in the white vest that you could never beat on hard. He’s the reason why every single tennis player picks up a racket. So, yeah, he’s the king,
The Australian hasn’t confirmed his return date after announcing a wrist injury, ruling him out of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown exhibition in Seoul on November 30. Kyrgios will be replaced by Japanese player Yoshito Nishioka (world No. 48), and fans will have to wait a little longer to see the former doubles Australian Open champion back on the courts.