With the ATP finals drawing the 2022 tennis season to a close a fortnight ago, the ATP Awards list was revealed on Thursday evening, with Comeback Player, Most Improved, Best Newcomer, Sportsmanship, and Coach of the Year all up for grabs.
Juan Carlos Ferrero (Carlos Alcaraz), Frederic Fontang (Felix Auger Aliassime), Goran Ivanisevic (Novak Djokovic), Michael Russell (Taylor Fritz), and Christian Ruud (Casper Ruud) are all nominated for Coach of the Year, but Nick Kyrgios was quick to make his feelings known around the nominations.
Tbh I should be in coach of the year, I coached myself to a Wimbledon final 😂
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) December 1, 2022
Kyrgios is known for not having a coach, as he made it to the 2022 Wimbledon Final, producing some of the best performances of his career, but he was ultimately defeated by Novak Djokovic in four sets.
For all his antics and controversy on the tennis court, it is safe to say that Kyrgios may have a point in not being nominated, as he continues to prove that despite his occasional lack of effort and bad behaviour, the talent is definitely there.