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Sport Nick Kyrgios on 'uncomfortable' Serena Williams situation - claims he's the better player

03:45  30 november  2021
03:45  30 november  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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Nick Kyrgios has opened up on the uncomfortable meeting with Serena Williams after the pair played in a mixed doubles match together, as he claimed he is the better player.

Kyrgios revealed all on the 'No Boundaries Show' podcast, and discussed how he previously played with the great Williams in what seemed a remarkably awkward partnership.

In a clip from the show uploaded to Kyrgios' Instagram account the Australian can be heard describing their get together as 'uncomfortable', as he claimed to be the better player of the pair.

When asked if had ever played with the American he said: "I've been with Serena before. I played mixed doubles with her.

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"And it was like the most uncomfortable experience for me because she was trying to do everything, and I was like 'I'm better than you'."

Following the Australian's bold claim a number of fans took to Kyrgios' comments section on his Instagram post to quickly disagree, pledging support to Williams.

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Nick Kyrgios and Serena Williams © GETTY Nick Kyrgios and Serena Williams

One user slammed Kyrgios for being disrespectful, as @jarierande234 commented: "That was pretty disrespectful considering how both Venus and Serena have said nice things about you in the past, could have been a bit classier."

Following the fan's comment the Australian replied to the criticism, confirming he had nothing but respect for the Williams sisters, describing them as two of the best to ever play the sport.

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The Brit said: “ He ’ s been fined 3,000. It is an awful lot of money. Let's go back to Serena Williams at the US Open last year and the negative press that generated. They are packed every time, so people who say he is not good for tennis are completely missing the point. There is going to be a void when some of these guys retire from our game and we need people like Kyrgios to compete in a highly competitive field where lots of sport are battling for space on TV and on social media."

“I met him in person at the Met Gala and we had a really good conversation there and, and since then, I've just been looking up to him, following him and supporting him,” she added. “It’s just whenever we meet it's really cool.” The world No 19 is now gearing up for her first full season on the pro tennis tour, after enlisting Torben Beltz as her new Novak Djokovic's father claims he is being 'blackmailed' over Australian Open. Emma Raducanu 'would get in a bit of trouble' if she repeated exhibition antics. Nick Kyrgios on ' uncomfortable ' Serena Williams situation - claims he ' s the better player .

He replied: "It's a bit of banter... I have nothing but respect for the William sisters. They are some of the best players to ever wield a racket."

Kyrgios recently opened up on his career in an interview with News.AU, as he admitted the real reason he was unable to perform to the best of his ability earlier in his career was 'sexual frustration'.

As a result the Australian revealed that spending time away from his partners during his career had a huge impact on his on-court performance.

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Kyrgios said: "With my first girlfriend, I was away from her for six months at a time.

"When you're trying to perform at the highest level, you start missing someone like emotionally, physically and it becomes a sexual frustration.

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There he will meet Spanish top seed Nadal, a man with whom he has frequently clashed in the pair’ s previous meetings. Nadal had booked his spot in the fourth round earlier on Saturday by easing to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. Things were far tougher for Kyrgios , 24, as he and Khachanov played out a late-night classic under the Melbourne floodlights. The Australian took the first set with a double break of serve, despite moving awkwardly at stages and being forced to leave court for a medical timeout.

"I'm on court and I can't play because I'm a bit horny, if you know what I mean.

"It doesn't matter if you're in an office job - if you're not seeing your significant other, it affects you, your work, your mood, everything.

"I was the moodiest motherf***** when I was away from my missus for that long."

Nick Kyrgios © GETTY Nick Kyrgios

These long distance relationships could well explain the Australian's complicated love life, having had a number of partners throughout his career.

The pressures also took a toll on his family life too due to the high demands of being a professional tennis player on tour.

"My relationship with my family wasn't great a few years ago because I was always away and didn't have my family around me," he added.

"I pushed everyone who was close to me away and I fell out with people and that's something I'd never want again. That's why tennis is so hard, in my opinion. The mental game is ridiculous."

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