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Nick Kyrgios takes aim at ‘joke’ clay-court tournaments

Nick Kyrgios of Australia waiting to serve in his first round match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on day two of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chaz Niell/Getty Images)

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Nick Kyrgios has expressed his unhappiness with the clay-court tournaments that take place during the hard-court season, saying it is not good for the sport.

The hard-court season traditionally runs from the start of the year until the end of March and then resumes in July. However, in recent years several clay-court tournaments have taken place in between the season-opening Grand Slam, the Australian Open, and the Sunshine Double (Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open) in March.

Kyrgios voiced his concerns about the calendar on Twitter following a tweet about Gianluca Mager jumping to No 77 in the ATP Rankings after finishing runner-up at the ATP 500 Rio Open over the weekend.

“If you think to have all these clay-court tournaments whilst we are in the midst of the hardcourt season is good for the sport and the future of tennis continue to argue,” he wrote.

Source: Tennis365

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