New Australian tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios is
learning about the other side of fame and has apologized to
hip-hop artist Drake if he was disrespectful about his music during
Kyrgios maintained the reason for his slow start
in Wimbledon’s third round against the promising young Czech, Jiri
Vesely was the fact he listened to some of Drake’s music immediately
before the match.
The Aussie teenager was asked what music he used
to prepare for his 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 win and he replied: “Today was a
bit of rap, actually. I came out really flat, so hopefully I won't
listen to that again. It was actually Drake. Yeah. Didn't do the job for
Unfortunately the Canadian artist took offence
at the comments and, clearly not having a full grasp of the facts
because he maintained Kyrgios was defeated, retorted: “I want to meet
this guy that says that he lost because he listened to my music.
"I also want to meet that guy and look him in
the eye and see exactly who he is as a man and size him up and then chop
him right down. Nick whatever-his-name-is — because he didn’t win, so
that’s how he’s going to be remembered: 'Nick whatever-his-name-is.'"
Kyrgios, who went on to beat then world
no.1Rafael Nadal in the following round, used Twitter in an attempt to
defuse the situation. However he also made it clear to Drake that he
actually won the match in question.
"Let's be clear. I like @Drake - love his music,
just said I was a little flat, ended up winning that match. No blame
game here," tweeted Kyrgios who is currently taking a break back home in