Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgiso has a great respect for Venus Williams as she considers the American a “true legend” of the sport.
Kyrgios had a chance to spend some time with Williams and he absolutely enjoyed it.
Williams is a great champion on the court but Kyrgios insists she is also a very nice person off the court.
“I had great moments with her in London. She is a very nice person and she loves the NBA, as I do. I consider her a true legend and I would go to dinner with her,” Kyrgios said of Williams on the “No Boundaries” podcast, as revealed on Punto de Break.
Kyrgios clarifies his suggestion to cancel the Australian Open
On his podcast, Kyrgios said: “I don’t think the Australian Open should go ahead, just for the people in Melbourne – you’ve got to send a message. How long did [Melbourne] do in lockdown? 275 days or something?”
Kyrgios later took to Instagram to clarify his comments.
“First of all, I just want to clear up a couple of things. As you know, I’ve started a new podcast with two of my childhood friends, and some things have been taken out of context regarding the Australian Open,” he said.
“I just wanted to send this video to clear it up, and have a bit of clarity. “Tennis has been such a big part of my life for 15 years-plus. I have given myself and a lot of sacrifice every single day for this sport. I love it. To say I would want the Australian Open cancelled, that was the sentence that was taken out of context.
“It’s more so for the people of Melbourne, who have been through hell. I think it’s been 275 days, nearly 300 days of lockdown, and your freedom has been taken away from you.
“I don’t think it’s morally right to accept players from overseas that aren’t vaccinated, to come into our country.”