Measuring the Kyrgios Effect: Nick's breakthrough stretch notwithstanding, it's still caveat emptor
Instead of celebrating the unprecedented success he enjoyed this summer, Kyrgios reacted as if he was denied something he deserved.
“We knew it (a transition) would eventually come sooner or later, and it looks like it was later,” said John McEnroe.
"I now represent my nation even more than before," the 20-year-old Ukrainian told us at the US Open. "You approach things differently when you are in this position."
The 24-year-old was not the same player we've grown accustomed to watching—and the same could be said for Rafa.
Serena has earned global respect as a transcendent athlete, even outside the precincts of tennis. But there’s more—much more.
Life-and-death issues percolated under this glaze of fun and games, but the players understand that lecturing or educating fans isn’t the point.
A spotlight on Ukraine may make some players uncomfortable, but if it shocks them out of their complacency, it’s a win