Australian Open 2021 – Stefanos Tsitsipas: Nick Kyrgios lacks a filter – but sometimes he’s right
Nick Kyrgios responded to Novak Djokovic after the world number one said he had no respect for the Australian off the court. The ‘very strange cat’ comments came after both players won through in straight sets at the Australian Open. Stefanos Tsitsipas said Kyrgios lacks a ‘filter’ but can sometimes speak the truth with his remarks.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts in his Men's Singles first round match against Frederico Ferreira Silva of Portugal during day one of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 08
Tsitsipas said: “They can do whatever they want. From a tennis player perspective, I mean, Nick likes to say things sometimes. Some of them can be true. Some of them can be a little bit... can cross the line and be too much.
He's a guy who doesn't really have a filter and he says things as they are. I think he has a brain in his head when he says stuff, so it's really tough to say.
'Nick says some stupid things!' - Tsitsipas on Kyrgios's lack of filter
“There are many stupid things that he did in the past that I'm sure he's aware of, and obviously can't deny them. There are a few things he has said in interviews and quotations and headlines that he has created that could be considered as true. So it lays somewhere in between.”