‘I think you are better than Djokovic’: Nick Kyrgios claims Andy Murray is better than World No 1 as the Australian appears drunk while drinking red wine on Instagram Live
- Nick Kyrigos was accused of being ‘tipsy’ on Instagram Live with Andy Murray
- The Australian drank red wine as he caught up with the former British No 1
- The fiery tennis player also claimed that Murray was better than Novak Djokovic
- Kyrigos accused the Serbian of ‘playing dodgeball’ to avoid his intense serves
A tipsy Nick Kyrigos told Andy Murray he is better than World No 1 Novak Djokovic while the British star said he is hopeful of returning to full fitness at the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was past midnight at the Australian’s Canberra home when the exchange began, and it appeared that his estimate of having drunk six glasses of wine may have been on the low side.
In the most coherent part of their conversation – a surreal event, during which they were advised by Kevin Pietersen to shut down – Kyrgios asked the Scot how he was progressing.
Nick Kyrgios drank red wine on a lively Instagram Live call with fellow player Andy Murray
Fans believed the Australian was drunk as he took part in a question and answer with Murray
Murray, who turned 33 on Friday and has returned to training, replied: ‘I feel pretty good I was doing well before the injury at the Davis Cup.. I think when things get back to normal I think I will be alright.’
Otherwise Kyrgios was on outrageous form, to the slight bemusement of his friend, who wore the look of the only sober man at a raucous party.
‘My knowledge and interest in red wine has gone incredibly up during this quarantine,’ said Kyrgios, who explained that he is now allowed to congregate with a maximum ten people in a private space.
Kyrgios said Murray is one of the few people in tennis that he is genuinely happy to see
Murray refuted his claim, saying that his results against the Serbian would suggest otherwise
The Australian, slurping a glass of Shiraz, told Murray that he was one of the few people in tennis that he misses, and how highly he rates him as a player.
‘I think you should have one of the best careers ever. I said that you many times,’ declared the world No 40.
‘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.’
He also said Murray is better than Novak Djokovic who he accused of dodging his serves
Murray begged to differ, responding drily: ‘The results would suggest otherwise.’
Describing the Scot as a ‘living legend’, Kyrgios suggested they should play doubles together.
‘Only if you promise to behave, you said you were going to,’ replied Murray.
The twice Wimbledon champion did manage to get a question in, about why Kyrgios is so motivated whenever he plays in the Laver Cup for Team World versus Europe. The Australian was blunt in his assessment of the more powerful European team.
‘Because it’s fun, they are my best buds (the world team). They are trying to be some European guys who have no banter, don’t give one ‘F’ about each other. Which pisses me off. Let’s be honest Tsitsipas and Zverev hate each other.’
‘I like to get up and about with the boys. Aussies and people from England (sic), we are the same. Do you think me and Dominic Thiem would vibe? No. I’m more invested in maybe, like, a nice cocktail. But my boy D Thiem would be like ‘I want to see this paint dry’.
The curious encounter, which you wold think Murray is unlikely to repeat, ended with another affirmation from Kyrgios: ‘You are definitely better than Djokovic, that’s for sure.’
Murray’s first tournament back, if fit, is likely to be something in the UK, with no imminent return of the ATP Tour likely for at least two months.