As Khachanov holds, here’s what Rafael Nadal said about the prospect of playing Kyrgios in the round of 16. He was asked whether he liked Nick Kyrgios.
“I don’t know. I don’t know him personally, honestly, to have a clear opinion,” Nadal said. “It’s clear, of course, that when he does stuff that in my opinion is not good, I don’t like.
“When he plays good tennis and he shows passion for this game, he is a positive player for our tour, and I want my tour bigger, not smaller.
“So the players who make the tour bigger are important for the tour. When he’s ready to play his best tennis and play with passion, is one of these guys. When he’s doing the other stuff, of course I don’t like.”