Nick Kyrgios reacts well to Novak Djokovic’s latest training method

Nick Kyrgios had a big reaction seeing Novak Djokovic’s Capoeira training video, saying he was in trouble if that was what was needed to win a Grand Slam. Djokovic, 35, has returned to the gym and this week took to Instagram to reveal he was training capoeira.

Capoeira training comes from Latin America as it is a form of martial arts that includes dance, music, and acrobatics. “Capoeira training with @mestrepulmao,” Djokovic wrote on Instagram. After seeing Djokovic’s latest training method, Kyrgios had quite the reaction.

“If you tell me this is what it takes to win a slam then I’m in trouble,” Kyrgios wrote in the comments section.

Djokovic encouraged Kyrgios to keep believing

Kyrgios, 27, made his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios competed extremely well but it was Djokovic who took a 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3) win. “Nick, you will come back,” Djokovic told Kyrgios on the pitch. “Not just at Wimbledon, but in the final. I know it’s hard to find words of consolation after such a tough loss, but you showed why you deserve to be one of the best players in the world, especially on this surface.

Congratulations to you and your team for an amazing tournament, I wish you all the best.” In the meantime, Djokovic is still hoping to get the green light to play in the US Open. Djokovic has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and that’s why he’ll likely miss the Masters in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US Open.

Even though Djokovic’s chances of making the US Open are not high, he is still preparing as if he would be allowed to play there. “I’m preparing as if I’m going to be allowed to compete, waiting to find out if there is room for me to travel to the United States. Fingers crossed!” Djokovic said in another Instagram post.

Kristen T. Prall