Nick Kyrgios receives Wimbledon support from UFC star Alexander Volkanovski


‘Love seeing Aussies kick ass!’: UFC star Alex Volkanovski sends message of support to Nick Kyrgios ahead of his huge Wimbledon final – with tennis bad boy still struggling to believe he’s just ONE win away from glory

  • Alexander Volkanovski has thrown his support behind tennis star Nick Kyrgios 
  • Kyrgios will play for the Wimbledon title against Novak Djokovic on Sunday 
  • The 27-year-old hit out at his nation’s tennis legends for not supporting him
  • But UFC superstar Volkanovski is fully behind Kyrgios ahead of the final
  • Kyrgios still cannot believe his Wimbledon journey ahead of tomorrow’s match 

Alexander Volkanovski has thrown his support behind Nick Kyrgios ahead of his Wimbledon final, 24 hours on from the tennis player’s blistering attack on his country’s greatest sporting stars.

On Friday, Kyrgios said it was ‘pretty sad’ that the likes of Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis refused to support the 27-year-old at the All England Club, with the 1987 winner labelling his behaviour against Stefanos Tsitspias ’embarrassing’.

‘It’s pretty sad because I don’t get any support from any of the other Australian tennis players,’ Kyrgios said.

Kyrgios is daring to dream ahead of Sunday's final

UFC star Alex Volkanovski (left) has thrown his support behind Nick Kyrgios (right)

‘Not the current players, but like the past greats. It’s weird they just have like a sick obsession with tearing me down for some reason. I’m definitely the outcast of the Australian players.

‘The greats of Australian tennis, they haven’t always been the nicest to me personally. They haven’t always been supportive. They haven’t been supportive these past two weeks, so it’s hard for me to read things they say about me.’

However, Kyrgios has today received support from UFC superstar Volkanovski. Last weekend, the 33-year-old defended his featherweight title against Max Holloway, with many fans and pundits labelling him the best fighter on the planet.

And now Volkanovski has taken to Instagram to back Kyrgios, saying he ‘loves seeing Aussies kick ass’.

Kyrgios will compete for this year's men's singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon

Kyrgios will compete for this year’s men’s singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon

Volkanovski took to Instagram to give the Australian his backing for the big match

Volkanovski took to Instagram to give the Australian his backing for the big match

Kyrgios still cannot believe he will face Novak Djokovic for the title at the All England Club

Kyrgios still cannot believe he will face Novak Djokovic for the title at the All England Club

‘Love seeing Aussie’s kick ass on the world stage! Let’s get it @k1ngkyrg1os. We got your back’, he posted.

Kyrgios admitted that the adjustment to not having the hugely-anticipated match against Rafael Nadal on Friday afternoon was proving a challenge.

‘I had a shocking sleep last night,’ he said. ‘I probably got an hour’s sleep just with everything, like the excitement. I had so much anxiety, I was already feeling so nervous, and I don’t feel nervous usually. I was just restless, so many thoughts in my head about a Wimbledon final. That’s all I was thinking about.’

On Saturday, the 27-year-old tweeted: ‘Bruh, I’m a slam finalist,’ alongside a series of laughing emojis. ‘I’m excited either way’ followed by an anxious emoji.

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