Tennis has always been a gentleman’s game, where the opponents respectfully portray their skills and physicality. However, Nick Kyrgios does not seem to agree with it. In recent times a lot of the tennis stars have been flouting the rules of the sport and turning it to be something it isn’t.
A recent example can be given of self-proclaimed ‘bad boy’ Nick Kyrgios who has been displaying his unruly behavior and showing utter disdain towards the sport, his rivals, the umpire and the fans in general. He recently admitted to spitting in the direction of a fan who he claimed was being disrespectful.
He later went on to the post-match conference of the same match by carrying sushi to it. Wimbledon is one of the most respected and honourable tournaments on the ATP tour and it has certain customs that all the players are expected to adhere to.
One of the most popular ones is the all-white dress code rule wherein the players are supposed to wear a complete white attire. Nick had ridiculed this rule but he has now decided to flout it as well after his fourth-round victory over Brandon Nakashima.
Nick Kyrgios walks into the Centre Court with red Jordans
Nick Kyrgios decided to violate the all-white rule in Wimbledon after he wore red Jordan trainers on the Centre Court. He also went and wore his red cap later on. Nick has already been fined twice due to his unsportsmanlike behaviour, we have to see if he will be fined for the third time as well. The rules clearly say that the players need to be in all whites from the point at which the player enters the court surround. Nick seemed pretty much without any guilt as he, later on, stated that,
“It’s more attention for me. What’s that saying? Any publicity is good publicity, right? I sit here now in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon again and I just know there’s so many people that are so upset. It’s a good feeling.”
It seems as if Nick has made it a habit of making a mockery of the rules and customs of the game. Even though his actions give him publicity, a lot of players including Rafael Nadal have mentioned that Nick is not champion material due to his lack of respect towards the sport.