Kyrgios rages at Wimbledon's 'stupidest thing ever'

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Nick Kyrgios says the Wimbledon contented of playing best-of-five sets for men's doubles is the "stupidest happening ever".

Kyrgios and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis volition squad up astatine the All-England Club, wherever they're the fig 10 seeds, pursuing their breakthrough triumph astatine the Australian Open earlier this year.

They'll look Slovenian Aljaz Bedene and Korean Soonwoo Kwon successful the archetypal round.

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But it's a full antithetic shot crippled astatine SW19 compared to Melbourne Park, wherever the doubles was played implicit best-of-three sets.

"To beryllium honest, I'm not truly looking guardant to playing best-of-five sets doubles," Kyrgios said astatine his pre-tournament media conference.

"I deliberation it's the stupidest happening ever, to beryllium brutally honest.

"I don't cognize wherefore it's best-of-five sets."

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios aft taking retired the men's doubles astatine the Australian Open. (Getty)

Kyrgios made a tally to the 4th finals astatine the All-England nine arsenic a teen successful 2014, wherever helium bushed Rafael Nadal, which remains his champion expansive slam performance.

It's wherefore he's ne'er antecedently played successful the men's doubles astatine Wimbledon, preferring alternatively to absorption connected his singles campaign.

"No-one wants to play best-of-five sets doubles, no-one wants to ticker best-of-five sets doubles," Kyrgios said.

"I'm excited, but I'm besides dreading the information that if it's one-set each I'm going to person to beryllium playing 3 much sets of doubles.

Nick Kyrgios astatine Wimbledon. (AP/Alberto Pezzali)

"That's wherefore I haven't played it before, it doesn't marque consciousness due to the fact that I've ever gone beauteous good present successful singles.

"I'm not going to, connected my disconnected day, play perchance 5 sets of doubles."

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Speaking connected Nine's Today, Wide World of Sports tennis commentator Jim Courier said Wimbledon is Kyrgios' champion accidental of a expansive slam singles title.

"He could beryllium a existent spoiler, there's nary uncertainty he's large connected grass, he's beaten Rafael Nadal astatine Wimbledon before, helium has 1 of the champion serves successful tennis, he's a feline that is not acrophobic of the apical players, if he's going to triumph one, I deliberation this is simply a existent bully changeable for him."

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