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Nick Kyrgios has returned to the front page of the tennis world after the statements he made on the podcast ‘No Boundaries’ and collected by the French newspaper L’Équipe. The Australian tennis player spoke openly again in a talk in which, as usual, he left numerous headlines.

Kyrgios was asked about the difference between the many Grand Slam of the circuit and he again showed his animosity towards Roland Garros, even asking that this tournament be suppressed. “At the Australian Open, the pressure is enormous. Everyone expects a lot from you. In training, if a ‘damn’ escapes me, I already have the media behind me … I can’t do anything. It’s brutal . And Roland Garros should remove it from the calendar. It’s the biggest Grand Slam trash I’ve ever seen. I love Wimbledon. Even people who don’t follow tennis know about that tournament. It is the most prestigious. “

Kyrgios also praised the figure of Roger Federer, the most important in tennis, and believes that his retirement would also have a very negative effect on Djokovic and Nadal. “For me, Federer is the Michael Jordan of tennis. What he has achieved for the sport with the fans, with the children … Of the three, I think the children admire Federer the most. And globally it is the one that has done the most to change the sport. His withdrawal will hurt tennis, sponsors and so on. Without Federer, there will be no Djokovic and Nadal because they were chasing him. “

In fact, the Australian also wanted to get wet about who is the best tennis player in history in the eternal debate between Federer, Nadal and Djokovic and he seems to be quite clear about who is his favorite. “The best ever? Right now I would say Federer. He’s the most influential player. His game has been copied. On the circuit there are guys like Dimitrov who have literally copied his game. Buddy, find your own style! Nobody plays like Djokovic when people imitate Federer. Even I imitate his serve at times. If Djokovic wins another Grand Slam, I think he will move on. “

Kyrgios also spoke about the controversy of vaccines and confessed that he has already been vaccinated, although he also stated that no one should be forced to do so. “Kyrie Irving, Novak Djokovic … These guys have given so much and sacrificed so much, and they are also athletes admired by millions of people. I think it is wrong to force one to get vaccinated. I already have two doses of the vaccine, but I can’t force anyone or say ‘You can’t play here because you’re not vaccinated’. There are other solutions, like doing tests every day. They have reached Australia tests from the United States that have an efficiency of 85% and you have the results. I don’t think the next Australian Open should be held. A message must be sent to Melbourne residents who have been confined for 275 days. “

Finally, Kyrgios wanted to give some advice to the kids who are starting in tennis so that they find their own way without having to imitate Djokovic, Nadal or Federer. “You don’t have to look for perfection, you have to look for progress. Train every day to keep training. It’s simple, train, change your diet … You should not be in constant competition with others. The moment you compare yourself to others … If you can look at yourself in the mirror, you know that you are yourself and that you can be proud of it. There are many ways to be a professional tennis player, you are not forced to do like Federer, Nadal or Djokovic. I’ve beaten those guys my way. Whatever the sport or profession, you must believe and have confidence in yourself. Obviously you have to work hard, there are no shortcuts. “