Years go by on a similar note. People think you’re crazy, even when you continuously tell them that you are simply free. You can amaze them as much as you can disappoint them, like when you recently lost in the second round of the Australian Open.

Years go by on a similar note. People think you’re crazy, even when you continuously tell them that you are simply free. You can amaze them as much as you can disappoint them, like when you recently lost in the second round of the Australian Open. You know that you are a fan of Nick Kyrgios when…

 

In general, you don’t care at all.

 

You used to watch Heartbreak High as a teenager.

 

You play when you want to.

 

 

Everyone advised you to pay a visit to a psychologist. Including your own boss.

 

Maybe because you went to work wearing a t-shirt which said : « Fuck Donald Trump »…

 

You are what we call “a racquet breaker”.

 

 

Even when you play table tennis…

 

You have a bad temper.

 

 

You love to throw in some sexual gossip in the middle of a match.

 

Even if it gives your buddy a bad reputation. Anything to say, Thanasi ?

 

And even if your own girlfriend is also a tennis player…

 

You know what the term « sentence remission » means…

 

In a more general way, you love to throw things around. Especially games.

 

 

You’re missing out on your career.

 

You have total faith in your hairdresser. Maybe even a little too much…

 

You’ve already lost a match because of Pokemon Go.

 

You have a Pikachu cap.

 

You love hip-hop.

 

You believe in God.

 

You’ve never passed your Highway Code.

 

You watch the movie Bad Boy as soon as you can…

 

Your parents are worried…

 

You’ve done stupid things in your teenage years. You carried on.

 

You have the names of five of your ex-girlfriends tatooed on your body…

 

You’re obsessed with your opponents’ socks…

 

You like to speak to yourself.

 

You’re trying to give your life a meaning.

 

You believe that the end of the teenage years are around 28.

 

You used to be a big Lleyton Hewitt fan.

 

And Pat Cash before that.

 

Tennis isn’t a passion for you. It’s more of an easy solution.

 

There is this guy who is your age, as talented and big-mouthed as you, and you like to clash with him. Then make up. Then fight again. And make up again…His name is Bernard. 

 

In a more general way, you like to clash with everyone.

 

You act all blasé when you win. It’s just your style.

 

You’re capable of winning a tournament without losing a single set, and looking like you’re at a funeral when receiving the trophy.

 

Your favorite NBA player is DeMarcus Cousins.

 

Your favorite football player is Mario Balotelli.

 

You’ve never understood the concept of a match strategy…

 

The same goes with the idea of a career plan.

 

Five set matches last too long for you.

 

Three set matches as well.

 

You’re Australian, Greek or Malaysian...

 

You don’t really know where you’re from…

 

Or who you truly are…

 

By Antoine Mestres