Nick Kyrgios is in awe of Novak Djokovic’s talent and wonders how he managed to defeat him.

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Nick Kyrgios playfully questioned how he was able to defeat Novak Djokovic twice after the Serb’s Australian Open triumph over Alex de Minaur. In the Australian Open round of 16, Djokovic destroyed de Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2 on Sunday.

Kyrgios upset Djokovic in their first encounter on the Acapulco hard courts in early 2017. A few weeks later, in Indian Wells, Kyrgios defeated Djokovic once more. “I am inspired by Novak’s performance tonight and feel good about my tennis in general.

How did I defeat this person? “Following Djokovic‘s convincing victory against de Minaur, Kyrgios tweeted.

Kyrgios requested the Australian Open in remembrance of Djokovic.

Kyrgios publicly urged the Melbourne audience to show Djokovic respect before the Australian Open began.

“Simply put, Novak is present and has not established any rules. He only wants to put on a show. He is pursuing goals that few sportsmen are able to achieve. He is among the all-time great athletes, and not just on the tennis court.

He’s coming to perform for Melbourne alone. I believe that as his supporters, we ought to value him. I am aware that some fans would undoubtedly oppose his victory, but I don’t believe they can still qualify as supporters.

You guys spent cash to see a man play. If you’re going to go there and act like a clown about it, it’s quite paradoxical. At the end of the day, you have to have some respect for him since he’s one of the best “Kyrgios remarked.

Djokovic has been well-supported thus far at Melbourne Park. Although there have been times when hecklers have chosen to insult Djokovic, thus far the Serbian’s return to Melbourne Park has gone smoothly.