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Nadal: “If we talk about Kyrgios every day we help him do weirder things”

Nadal: “If we talk about Kyrgios every day we help him do weirder things”

Spanish Rafael Nadal assured at a press conference that if you talk every day about Australian Nick Kyrgios and the eccentricities he does on the track, it helps him to continue doing them, although he does not believe that the Australian is “a bad boy” .

The more we talk about this boy… I don’t think it’s a great idea. We are helping him to do weirder things or special things. If we talk about him all day and from the ATP they promote him all day…. It continues to grow, it has great talent, it must be promoted and many other things it must not be done, “explained the Spaniard.

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During the match, Kyrgios returned to give the show, throwing serves from underneath, getting angry with the chair umpire and starring in the controversy of the match by throwing a ball into the Spaniard’s body, not apologizing for it, and explaining at a press conference that he was not I understand why I should.

“According to my ethics it is not correct, but perhaps according to yours it is. I keep thinking the same. I don’t think he’s a bad boy, I think he’s lost his way a little bit and redirecting him would be good for his career, “said a Nadal who won and made it to the third round in four sets.

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Asked about how he manages to isolate himself on the track from what his rival does, Nadal considered that what the other does “matters little to him” and that what matters to him is that he has “a huge serve” and that when he is motivated “he has talent and is special”.

«I assure you that if he played the game he played today week after week he would be fighting for the top five positions in the ranking. But for that one has to want and for us it is better that way, “he added.

Nadal defined the Australian as “a very talented player”, but clarified that “there are many other important things that are needed to become champion.”

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«It has many good ingredients, but it lacks a very important one, which is the love and passion for it. sport. Without that it is difficult to achieve important things, but with this talent and this service he can win a Grand Slam, “he added. EFE

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