A big congratulations to 19-year-old Canberra local Nick Kyrgios, who last night defeated 23rd seed Ivo Karlovic in four sets at the Australian Open.
But despite advancing to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time, it’s not all good news for the young tennis star. His post-match interview with a Channel Seven reporter has been described by media as “awkward”, “cocky” and “sarcastic”.
If you missed the broadcast, here’s a sample Kyrgios interview response:
Reporter: “It was a good comeback from you in that fourth set, because you know, Newc [commentator John Newcombe] said in the commentary: ‘Lose this one, you’re into a fifth, anything can happen.’”
Kyrgios: “Well, yeah, that’s usually what happens when you lose a fourth set, you go into a fifth one, so um yeah, I didn’t want to do that because, you know, he’s obviously got one of the best serves.”
Did you see the interview? What did you think?