Novak Djokovic has kicked off the Australian Open mind games, failing to mention Nick Kyrgios in a list of contenders to with the first grand slam of the year.
The 21-times grand slam champion was asked who he considered to be the Australian Open title contenders in an interview with Aussie tennis great Todd Woodbridge earlier this week.
Recapping the conversation on Thursday, Woodbridge told The Today Show how the snub went down.
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“I asked him about who he thinks the (Australian Open) contenders are, and he went through (Rafael) Nadal and (Jannik) Sinner and (Casper) Ruud and I said ‘no Kyrgios?’, Woodbridge said.
“He just smiled and said ‘of course there’s Nick Kyrgios and we know what he can do’.
“Then he just…