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Jury still out despite Wimbledon final

Nick Kyrgios may be a proud Aussie, but the jury is still out on whether he can be a champion his country can be proud of.

Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon - GETTY IMAGES

Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon – GETTY IMAGES

Australian tennis has a rich history: Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Pat Cash, Lleyton Hewitt and Ash Barty are all former champions at Wimbledon. Kyrgios could join them on Sunday, but even that may not convince his detractors.

“He’s a walking headline,” says Darren Walton, who covers tennis for the Australian Associated Press. “There’s a lot of people in Australia who have despised him for years and cannot handle his conduct and they can’t be won back. They just can’t tolerate him. There’s also a lot of young people who love watching him. He’s definitely split the nation right down the middle.”

This past fortnight the news of him being summoned…


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