Okay, Kyrgios’ Game is Officially Catching Up With His Mouth

Sure, Nick Kyrgios may have stepped over more than a few lines in 2015, but fans and pundits alike need to chill out. It feels like Kyrgios’ upset over Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon that catapulted him to fame was an eternity ago, but the Aussie is still only 20 years old. He’s a kid. That’s why you should forgive him for being immature and also laud him for being the most exciting talent since Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open at the age of 20. The video below is just a taste of why if you’re a tennis fan, you should take the good with the bad when it comes to Kyrgios.

If anything, Kyrgios played within himself and looser (in a good way) than Raonic. When Kyrgios was trying to serve out the first set (5:00 min mark) it looked as though he might fold under the pressure, but he was the one taking the action to Raonic. It was the play of someone who seemingly has nothing to lose. With this 6-4, 7-6 (4) quarterfinal victory in Miami, which also marks his first Masters 1000 semifinals, and a title in Marseilles earlier in the month, tennis’ bad boy is already putting together a commendable 2016.

The stories of Roger Federer’s temper at a young age are well documented so who knows, Kyrgios could still morph from mercurial to tranquil. I for one however, think tennis could use some unpredictability when it comes to antics and results. The latter may happen for Kyrgios sooner rather than later.


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