Kyrgios admits playing drunk against Nadal

Nick Kyrgios He recounted one of his striking stories in which tennis and personal life are associated. This time, in a chat with the American comedian Elliot Loney, he told one of the episodes of his life that had not yet seen the light and that also has Rafa Nadal as an involved part of the story. “We went out the night before and had a great time. Before we got on the court, I knew I had to serve well and play very aggressively if I wanted a chance.” says the Australian in a statement collected by Corriere dello Sport.

Elliot Loney himself was one of Kyrgios's party companions the night before: “Not only were you dominating one of the best players in the world, but you had been with us all night. I was incredulous how you managed to play at that level after spending the whole night having fun. “, adds the comedian. Nadal and Kyrgios have met eight times, with five wins from the Balearic Islands and three from the Australian.

However, it is believed that this match in which he admits playing in such conditions was one of the three that beat Nadal, as they speculate in the United States, country of the comedian, since of those eight confrontations between both, only one was on North American soil: the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 in 2017, in which Kyrgios took the victory 6-2 and 7-5. The other two victories of the Australian, number 40 in the ATP ranking, were at Wimbledon 2014 and Acapulco 2019. Rafa, for his part, defeated him in Rome 2016, Madrid 2017, Beijing 2017, Wimbledon 2019 and the Australian Open 2020.