Nick Kyrgios says he and countryman Bernard Tomic are not bad guys, despite all the negative publicity they receive.
We all make mistakes,” Kyrgios said Monday in Montreal. “Bernard is struggling at the moment. He doesn’t really know what he wants to do. I respect that. He deserves every right to be happy and try and find what makes him happy. If that’s not tennis at the moment, then so be it.
“I mean, we’re not bad humans. We don’t, I don’t know, deal drugs. We don’t do anything. We have some bad issues on the court sometimes. It’s just us competing.
“He’s not a bad person. The media can write what they want. But, you know, at the end of the day he’s been, to be fair, to be honest, me and Bernard have been the best two players from Australia for the last five years, so that’s the facts. We’ve been in the top 20. We’ve beaten top players, you know. So doesn’t matter what you write really. It’s facts.”
Kyrgios won his first round match powering past Viktor Troicki 61, 62. But Kyrgios, who couldn’t finish his last three events, says he’s still not 100% healthy due to hip and shoulder issues.
“I know that I can still win matches, you know, not being 100%, Kyrgios said. “I just got to keep doing the right things. I’m getting a lot of treatment, trying to do my rehab every day.
“I’m doing everything I can, I guess.”
Next for Nick is the winner of Tiafoe or Lorenzi.
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