Kyrgios who confessed of already having enjoyed six glasses of red wine before sitting in front of his phone for the chat, spoke about how he has started appreciating the beverage ever since the sports were cancelled and people from all over the world resorted to self-isolation.May 16, 2020
"My knowledge and interest in red wine has gone incredibly up during this quarantine," said Kyrgios.
However, the subject matter quickly changed to why the World Rank 40 talent believed Murray was better than World Rank 1 Novak Djokovic and of course it had something to do with the Aussie himself.
Kyrgios has one of the best tennis IQs in the game.
And of course we already know his entertainment value
Some interesting analysis on Murray and Nadal returning his serves and stating that he believes Murray is better than Djokovic. #Tennis
Kyrgios claims that while the Serb âdodgesâ his serve, the Scot on the other hand âis on it like a lightâ and is therefore better than the 2019 Wimbledon champion.
"I think you should have one of the best careers ever. I think you are better than Djokovic. Djokovic was playing dodgeball on my serve and you were slapping it for a winner. He was trying to dodge it, you were on it like a light," said Kyrgios.
A humble Murray laughed it off and responded by saying: "The results would suggest otherwise."
And in fact the Scot is right. Even though Andy Murray defeated Djokovic in the 2012 US Open clash and to lift the Wimbledon cup in 2013, his head-to-head record of 11-25 versus Nole is not that impressive. In terms of accomplishments as well, Murrayâs three singles Grand Slam titles seem to be minimised in front of Djokovicâs 17.
Kyrgiosâ self-inflicted rivalries against some of the biggest names in the world including Djokovic and Spanish bull Rafael Nadal arenât new but it is amazing, almost commendable, how the notorious Australian manages to keep the animosity alive despite not being on the court with any of them for over three months now.
Novak Djokovic, however, canât catch a break amid the quarantine phase and continues to be in the news despite no fault of his own. Last week, his mother while speaking to a Serbian publication said that she found former World No. 1. Roger Federer âa little arrogantâ. As a result Nole faced a lot of heat on social media.
As far as Kyrgios is concerned, he has one thing that he can brag about, his 2-0 head-to-head record against the Serb and he looked good doing it too.
But as great as Andy Murray is, he is not better than Djokovic; in fact, he is far from it.