Nick Kyrgios victim of racist insults in the Stuttgart semifinal, lost against Andy Murray. His path at the ATP 250 tournament in Germany ended in the semifinals. The Australian lost with a score of (5) 6-7, 2-6 against one of the best versions of the Scot, whom he will face Matteo Berrettini in the last act of the Boss Open.
The 27-year-old from Canberra was the star of a fantastic ride and defeated the likes of Jiri Lehecka, Nikoloz Basilashvili and Marton Fucsovics over the course of the tournament. The only negative note came precisely in the match against the former world number one.
Kyrgios has in fact received some racist insults from the crowded stands of the Central Court.
Nick Kyrgios victim of racism in Stuttgart: "That's enough!"
Kyrgios wrote in a story posted on his Instagram account: "When will all this end? To deal with the racist slurs of the crowd? I understand that my behavior has not always been the best.
But comments such as little black sheep and shut up and play are not acceptable. When I react to the crowd I am penalized. This is all crazy," Murray, for his part, talked about his game and expressed his joy at having reached the final again in a tournament on grass.
"It's been a long time since the last final I played on grass. I went through a lot of ups and downs, but I kept working and finally managed to reach a final. I am proud of the sacrifices I made to be here. I was more solid than Nick in the tie-break of the first set.
On these courts, the set is often decided by one or two points. Winning the first set gave me a lot of confidence." The final between Matteo Berrettini and Andy Murray will be played on the Central Court of the Boss Open.
Murray his expressing his bets tennis just on grass, like some last past seasons. Considering all the absences at Wimbledon 2022, with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in not perfect physical shape, Andy could be much more than an outsider.
Below Nick Kyrgios' Instagram story: