Nick Kyrgios: I beat Big Three by going my own way

Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgios insists being yourself is a great thing and you don’t have to be like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in order to fulfill your dream of becoming a professional tennis player. 

Kyrgios has had success against every member of the Big Three, beating Nadal three times, Djokovic twice and Federer once. 

“There are several possible paths to become a professional tennis player, you don’t have to do like Federer, Nadal or Djokovic. I beat these guys by going my own way. Whatever the sport or the profession, you have to believe in it, have confidence in yourself. Obviously, you have to work hard,” Kyrgios said on the ” No Boundaries Podcast”, as revealed on Equipe. 

Kyrgios: ‘No one should be forced into taking the vaccine’

“Kyrie (Irving, NBA player who refuses to get vaccinated), Novak … These guys gave so much, they sacrificed so much. They are international athletes admired by millions of people. I think it is morally wrong to force someone to be vaccinated. I’m double vaccinated, but you can’t force someone to be vaccinated or say “you can’t play here because you’re not vaccinated.” There are other solutions, like being tested every day. They have rapid tests in the United States, it happens in Australia. It’s 85% effective and you get the result in 15 minutes,” Kyrgios said. 

Recently, world No. 1 Djokovic refused to reveal his vaccination status. 

“Things beings as they are, I still don’t know if I will go to Melbourne,” Djokovic told the online edition of Serbian daily Blic.

“I will not reveal my status, whether I have been vaccinated or not. It is a private matter and an inappropriate inquiry.

“People go too far these days in taking the liberty to ask questions and judge a person. Whatever you say, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘maybe’, ‘I am thinking about it’, they will take advantage.”

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