Nick Kyrgios shared a hilarious chat with the Serbian Super Star Novak Djokovic on his Instagram story yesterday.
The two Orthodox superstars Kyrgios and Djokovic joked about the Serb's slow service motion compared to the Australian player's rapid service motion.
Kyrgios recently shared a video on social media of him bouncing the ball multiple times and taking a lot of time before serving, similar to how Djokovic often tends to go about his service motion. The Serb reached out to Kyrgios on social media and sportingly asked Kyrgios if he was mimicking him.
Kyrgios laughed at the message before joking that the Serb takes ages to serve and his service motion speed is "worse."
"Hahahahahahahaha. That's so funny. Yours is WORSE. MATE YOU TAKE 47283728 hours to serve," Nick Kyrgios replied to Novak Djokovic in a series of messages on Instagram.
The Serb agreed before jovially saying he would work on having a "supersonic" service motion speed like Kyrgios.
"Hahahahhahaha true. Sometimes, not always. Need to work on your super sonic speed routine," he wrote in response.
Kyrgios shared a screenshot of the hilarious chat between the two players, admitting that he never thought he would have such chats with Djokovic, given their strained relationship in the past.
"Honestly I never thought I'd be having convos like this," Kyrgios wrote in an Instagram story.
Novak Djokovic receives backing from Nick Kyrgios.
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has called on his home country to welcome Novak Djokovic with "open arms." Djokovic, 35, was deported from Australia earlier this year and handed a three-year from entering the country.
In an interview with Sportal, Djokovic revealed that his lawyers have been communicating with the Australian authorities and that there are "positive signs" that he will be allowed to return to Australia next year.
“He’s had a rough run the last nine months and not being able to play here, play here, not being able to play here, hopefully, Australia welcomes him with open arms this time. I hope he is here, for the sport. We just saw one of the legends leave the sport, Roger, and that’s going to be some shoes that no one is ever going to be able to fill.
While Novak and Rafa [Rafael Nadal] are still around, we need these types of players. Otherwise, the people of Australia love the AO, Ash Barty brought us crowds, me and Thanasi [Kokkinakis] won it,” Kyrgios said during the opening of an NBA store in Sydney, per Sportskeeda.
Kyrgios hopes to see Djokovic at the 2023 Australian Open
Kyrgios, 27, made his maiden Grand Slam singles final at this year's Wimbledon. Kyrgios competed extremely well and fought hard in the Wimbledon final, but Djokovic won the title after recovering from a set down.
Kyrgios, who aims to win his first Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open, wants Djokovic to be there. "We want to see the best players in the world there. Me being a competitor, I want to see Novak there. He’s some of the reasons why I play.
As a kid, you want to play the best players in the world in the best stadiums. Hopefully, he is there," Kyrgios added.