On the second day of the Laver Cup 2021, Team World’s Nick Kyrgios was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in a humiliating setback.
In front of Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, who were in the grandstand watching the match, the Greek player smashed him in straight sets. The match ended with a score of 6-3, 6-4.
In his post-match press conference, Kyrgios discussed the possibility of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic retiring from tennis. He believes that if something like this happens, tennis will be in a very difficult position.
“I think for the sport it’s so crucial because I think when Federer, Nadal, Djokovic will eventually leave the sport, they are human, they are old, I think tennis will be in a very tough position marketing-wise. I think fans, we will lose a lot of fans,” said Kyrgios in the press conference, as reported in ABC news.
The ‘Big Three,’ according to Kyrgios, are getting older by the day and will have to retire from the sport at some point. He even said that after they leave, tennis will lose a lot of fans.
Federer and Nadal have already completed their 2021 seasons
Despite the fact that Federer will be in attendance at the Laver Cup 2021, he will not be playing any further matches in that year. Because he is due to undergo knee surgery, he has opted to finish his 2021 season immediately.
Similarly, Rafael Nadal said that he would not play any more tennis matches in the 2021 season. He’s now healing from a foot injury and won’t be able to play until he’s fully recovered.
Djokovic, on the other hand, is expected to compete in the Indian Wells Masters in 2021. Even though he fell in the finals of the US Open 2021, fans still have high hopes for him.