Kyrgios slams commentator over 'Disrespectful' remark during Zverev vs. Fritz match

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Tuesday, 09 July 2024 at 09:37
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Nick Kyrgios took aim at a fellow commentator for a 'disrespectful' comment made during the fourth-round match between Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz. The Australian, currently serving as a BBC analyst while rehabbing from an injury, was not pleased with the remark made about the match.
The former Wimbledon runner-up expressed his discontent on social media, criticizing the commentator's understanding of the game. During the match, Zverev appeared with a bandage on his left knee and struggled with mobility after a fall in a previous round. The commentator’s critique didn't sit well with Kyrgios.
“‘Not captivating’ - was a comment from a commentator who is doing the Zverev & Fritz match. This alone tells me that they have probably never played tennis at a high level. 2 of the most elite servers we have. Quite disrespectful. C'mon be better," Nick Kyrgios wrote on X.
He further emphasized the context by adding, "Tour serve quality 7.8 Zverev & Fritz both above 9. lol." When a fan questioned the entertainment value of watching two exceptional servers, Kyrgios responded, "Two of the best backhands on tour. Know ball."
The match between Zverev and Fritz saw a dramatic shift. Zverev, after winning the first two sets 6-4, 7-6, seemed on track for victory without conceding a single break point. However, Fritz mounted an incredible comeback, taking the next three sets 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-3 to secure his place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second time in his career.

‘Not captivating’ - was a comment from a commentator who is doing the Zverev & Fritz match. This alone tells me that they have probably never played tennis at a high level. 2 of the most elite servers we have. Quite disrespectful. Cmon be better.

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