It would be wonderful, according to Nick Kyrgios, to play mixed doubles with Ashleigh Barty. Several players were questioned in a Tennis Channel film about which legend they would most like to play mixed doubles with. Former three-time Grand Slam champion Barty was mentioned by Kyrgios, who reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon this year.
Barty announced his unexpected retirement from tennis at the age of 25 after winning the Australian Open this year. Although I don’t believe Ashleigh Barty and I have ever collaborated, Kyrgios thought the two of them would make a good partnership.
Kyrgios criticized the way the media interpreted his remark.
While Barty won the Australian Open women’s singles title, Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis won the men’s doubles championship. To be completely honest with you, I believe we have produced arguably the finest environment this tournament has ever experienced. The crowd was the best he’s ever seen, Ash’s father told us when he came to see us.
Ash is undoubtedly a fantastic player. However, people do watch my games. The stadiums are packed everywhere I play because of this, Kyrgios stated after he and Kokkinakis won the tournament. Some Australian media took Kyrgios‘ remarks as a dig at Barty.
The following day, Kyrgios turned to Instagram to express his love and respect for Barty. “Screw the media. Sincerely, I meant no disrespect to Ashleigh Barty. I simply expressed my sadness about the incredible attendance this year, and I believe Thanasi Kokkinakis and I played a significant role in it.
Even Ash’s father approached me and stated that. Kyrgios stated in an Instagram Story, “All I said was that when people see me across the world, the stadiums are packed. I grew up with Ash, so I always recognized her potential. Barty won Wimbledon last year.
Given that Kyrgios lost to Novak Djokovic in the Championships final, Australia just missed having another Wimbledon winner this year.