We could never be friends: Felix Auger-Aliassime is no big fan of Nick Kyrgios

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 0

Felix Auger-Aliassime launched a scathing attack on Nick Kyrgios, saying he could never be friends with the controversial Australian star.

Of late, Kyrgios has been in one controversy or the other, be it criticizing some top guys, breaking rackets, or getting involved in altercations with chair umpires and spectators.

Even as Auger-Aliassime heaped praise on Kyrgios’ tennis skills, he was just not impressed with his counterpart’s behaviour.

“I think he’s a good tennis player, but I could never be friends or close to a person like that. Because we’re way too different,” the American youngster told Tennis.life.

“All I have to say, really, about a person like that is that I admire what he does on the court. He’s a very good player. His tennis qualities are incredible.

“Beyond that, if I wasn’t a tennis player – for example, if we knew each other at school or whatever – he’s not someone I would be friends with or hang out with.

“So you have to look at two things. There’s the tennis player, and there’s the person. I don’t really feel like associating with a person like that.”

These comments come just days after the duo met for the first time in a competitive match, with Auger-Aliassime going on to prevail 6-7 7-6 7-5 over Kyrgios in a thrilling first round match at the Queen’s Club.

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