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Watch: Aussie Player Gives Incredibly Honest Press Conference After Capitulation To Andy Murray

Watch: Aussie Player Gives Incredibly Honest Press Conference After Capitulation To Andy Murray

Andy Murray cruised in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday with straight sets win against 16th seed Nick Kyrgios.

In the first set, the Australian looked competitive, losing 7-5. Thereafter, he looked a beaten docket.

In the post-match press conference, the 21-year-old cut an unmotivated figure, one alienated from the drive which keeps tennis players - and sports people in general - going day to day.

Unmotivated by tennis he may be right now he may be, but that doesn't mean Kyrgios is uninteresting.

His press conference was full of honesty.

It was a good first set. The rest of the match was pretty pathetic.

There's an assumption that all sports stars love those chosen pursuit. That's not always true. Many footballers have no interest in the game outside of playing.

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Right now, Kyrgios says tennis does have his affection.

I've previously said that I don't love the sport but I really don't know what else to do without it. I obviously like playing the game, it's a massive part of my life.

The Aussie does not have a coach at the moment and he believes his attitude would not be conducive to acquiring one.

One week I'm pretty motivated to train and play and I'm looking forward to getting out there and one week I'll just not do anything. I don't really know a coach out there that would be down for that one.

Kyrgios match with Murray was scheduled for prime TV viewing. Rather than go through any visualisation drills or other methods of prep, this morning he played video games.

To be honest I woke up this morning and played computer games. Is that the greatest preparation? I don't know, but it was fun.

You can watch Kyrgios' press conference below.

PJ Browne
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