‘French Open sucks compared to Wimbledon,’ says Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios
The 24-year-old, who has been preparing for the clay court event in the UK, went live on Instagram before his practice session with British tennis star Andy Murray, openly expressing his disdain for the upcoming tournament which will kick off on May 26 in Paris.
‘The fact I am here now and then have to go to Paris in a couple of days... French Open sucks compared to this place. Sucks,’ Kyrgios said. ‘Get rid of the clay man, who likes the clay? It is so, so bad.’
The world number 36 who is more famous for on-court meltdowns rather than his achievements in the sport, was disqualified from the Italian Open during his round of 32 match-up with Casper Ruud for hurling a chair onto the court.
The incident took place a day after Kyrgios hit out at Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal calling them “cringeworthy” and “super salty” respectively during a recent podcast appearance.Also on rt.com Nick Kyrgios bounced from Italian Open after chair-throwing meltdown (VIDEO)
The 2019 French Open will run from May 26 to June 9 with all top players being in contention for the season’s second Grand Slam title.