Kyrgios revels in ‘bromance’ with former foe Djokovic
As Novak Djokovic arrived home in Serbia to be greeted by fans, hordes of international media, and warnings from France about his participation in the French Open.
His Tennis compatriot Greek Australian Nick Kyrgios has even won over fans in Serbia because of his support for Djokovic.
Even Serbian player Dusan Lajovic jokingly called him “Nick the Serb” on Monday.
“Obviously me and Novak have had some, I guess, differences in the past,” Kyrgios said after victory in the first round on Tuesday at the Australian Open.
“But, I mean, whether it was Novak or someone else, I would have done the same thing.
“I didn’t do it because he was Serbian. If it was another player in that scenario, I would have stood up for what I think was right.”
Kyrgios, who feels the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa was poorly handled, called the Djokovic saga which took over the build-up to the Australian Open “quite a story”.
“But yeah, we got a bit of a bromance going on now, not that I’m complaining,” said the Australian, who recently revealed that Djokovic had messaged him on social media to thank him for his backing.
“I think I’m going to ask him to play doubles somewhere,” he added, smiling.