Nick Kyrgios leaps to Carlos Alcaraz’s defense after the Spanish superstar’s tantrum goes unpunished, saying the world number 1 will ‘charge tennis for the next decade’
- Australian star calls for referees to be eligible for code violations
- Who gives a damn about Carlos’ outburst?
- Meanwhile De Minaur advances
In Toronto at the Masters on Saturday the unthinkable happened: Spanish wunderkind Carlos Alcaraz lost his temper when he was beaten in the quarterfinals.
During the match, the Spaniard threw his racket to the ground and no code was violated.
This lack of consistency on the part of the president caused a wave of responses on social networks, and Australian star Nick Kyrgios was one of them.
He chimed in with a Tweet that read: ‘Who the hell cares? The guy will carry the load of tennis for the next decade.
Good for him for proving he’s human. Frustrated at not living up to his standards.
‘Let’s also start giving codes (code violations) to the refs.’
Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz upset many fans around the world when he escaped punishment for throwing his racket in anger during a loss.
Some tennis fans were not happy that Alcaraz was not held accountable for his outburst.
Kyrgios’s tweet divided tennis fans, many of whom thought Alcaraz’s lack of action showed double standards in the sport.
Kyrgios’ tweet divided tennis fans.
‘No. Now I don’t agree with you, Nick. We care, because if any other player had done the same, especially (Novak) Djokovic, he would have been penalized. We are painting double standards here. That’s it,” one posted.
Another wrote: ‘Not sure I follow the logic here mate. So because he’s carrying the ‘load of tennis for the next decade’ and because he’s ‘proving he’s human’, can he break the rules without repercussions?’
A Women’s World Cup fan added: “He (Alcaraz) looks arrogant like (football star) Megan Rapinoe…don’t you think?”
‘So in this case, the example you are setting is not important? Does anyone want to think about the children watching it? Or is that only important when Djokovic does it? Double standards! Always,’ wrote a third.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) says umpires should be eligible for code violations when he tweeted that he supported Carlos Alcaraz’s angry display at the Canadian Open.
‘He points out double standards. Of course one cares, except when Novak does. I know he is boring but it needs to be pointed out every time, because the witch hunt is real,” another commenter wrote.
They were backed by another tweeter: ‘The problem is double standards, some players get violations and others don’t, that’s the problem. And you know if Novak did it or you (Nick) it’s going to be an immediate warning.
Meanwhile, Paul will play in his first ATP semi-final and rise to a career-high ranking of at least 12 on Monday when he faces either Gael Monfils or Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals.
Earlier, Australian star Alex de Minaur defeated second seed Daniil Medvedev 7-6 7-5 on Friday to reach his first semi-final at the Masters 1000 event, where he will face Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Australian Alex De Minaur is congratulated by Canadian Open 2021 winner Daniil Medvedev after their quarterfinal match which was won by the Demon
The speedy Aussie fell 5-2 in the opener and had to fend off three set points in the tiebreaker before taking his first against the 2021 champion.
De Minaur had to recover from a break twice in the second set before showing his resilience again thanks to his brilliant return play, sealing victory on the Russian’s seventh double fault.
“Throughout the whole match I thought it was very sensible and at no point in that match did I feel exhausted,” said the Australian.
‘I knew my game plan. I stuck with it. I stayed positive.
‘And I knew that any little opportunity that I was going to get, I was going to have to take it and try to be aggressive and, you know, it worked.
‘So extremely happy with it.’
De Minaur will try to become the first Australian to win the Canadian event since Pat Rafter in 1998.