Nick Kyrgios says that wins and losses mean more to him when he is the part of a team environment than when he plays on his own.
Kyrgios was spotted with moist eyes when he came second in a very tight singles match that he played opposite to Roger Federer in the recently finished Laver Cup.
Laver Cup was initially supposed to be an exhibition event, but the way it turned out, one must say that the players definitely not took it as an exhibition event.
Everyone was keen to put in his best in the event and most of the matches were very closely contested which consequently made the event a super hit blockbuster.
As per Kyrgios, the reason for him to be as gutted as he was after that particular loss at the hands of Federer was because he felt he let his team, which was Team World, down.
Kyrgiois says he saw how hard all the members of the team prepared and how much everyone backed each other ahead of the competition and through the competition to win it.
And the chances of Team World winning the competition were lying heavily on the result of that match between him and Federer.
It had to go in his favour to keep Team World alive. But it unfortunately didn’t and that made him feel really bad because what he was thinking at that point of time was that if he was able to clinch a victory there, it would take the competition to a tie breaker match which would be a doubles and Team World would go into it with positive momentum.
And in the finale, it could be anybody’s game. Team World might even end up winning the competition despite Team Europe having a great doubles pair in the form of Nadal and Federer.
So thinking all that, he was trying his hardest in that match to drag the competition a little further and give his team a crack at the trophy, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.