Former Australian tennis player Sam Groth was not a fan of Michael Venus calling Nick Kyrgios following the Australian Open doubles match. After Kyrgios and Tanashiko Kinakis defeated Venus and Timputs in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Venus called Kyrgios an “absolute knob.”
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, who made it to the finals in Melbourne Park, are doing their best to win the match, but at the same time they are doing a show for the spectators. As quoted in Sportskeeda, “Some antiques were probably a bit above, but this is an entertainment product,” Groth told Channel 9.
“We’re making it for the fans who come to the stands, and we’re making it for the TV, and we’re focusing on screens that we wouldn’t normally see.”
“Venus is a bit bitter after losing to Kyrgios”
“He lost the tournament, so he’s not doing it here in Melbourne Park,” Gross added.
“Throw the thorns, but you’re out of the bud of the tournament. Sorry, Michael, I love you, but there’s time and place.” Part of that, you were in that fight ..
I’m not sure it was the right path. I have known Michael for a long time. He is, of course, a bit bitter about how things got worse. After Kyrgios and Kokkinakis won the Australian Open semi-finals, Kyrgios was asked about Venus’s comments.
Not afraid to speak, Kyrgios refused to go to Venus. “As for Michael Venus, I’m not going to destroy him in this media conference room right now,” Kyrgios said. “But Zeballos and Granollers are single players. They have a great career. I respect them more than Michael Venus.”
– Tennis Sports
Throw a thorn, but you’re outside the AO
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