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July 5, 2019

Desirae Krawczyk

Nick Krygios

Wimbledon, London, England


6-7, 7-6, 7-5

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Looked like a load of fun right from the start. You seemed to be really enjoying it.
DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: Yeah, no, it was definitely fun. Someone is a little disappointed. No, it was definitely fun playing with him. We had a great crowd. It was good. Tough loss.

NICK KYRGIOS: I had a lot of fun. I definitely wanted to play mixed this year. You know, I knew that in singles, if I got a tough draw like it happened, I was just able to be around the grounds and play another match.

I had a lot of fun today. I thought it was pretty high level. Yeah, it was a lot of fun.

Q. When you stopped at the desk I think it was the first time you stopped talking, wasn't it? You seemed to be nattering for hours.
DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: I don't know, you can answer that.

NICK KYRGIOS: I guess you kind of have to. I'm just kidding. She's all right.

Q. You said crazy bossy.
NICK KYRGIOS: Yeah. No, I didn't.

DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: Wow. Bossy? Seriously? I just call plays. You're -- wow.

NICK KYRGIOS: She played awesome, I thought. She was really good.


Q. Is enjoying tennis more important to you, games like tonight, than perhaps some of the other stuff?
NICK KYRGIOS: Yeah, for sure. I think that's the most important thing. That's why we play. I didn't want to, you know, come off like a creep when I asked her. I just genuinely wanted to play. You know, just have a lot of fun. I take these losses harder, though, actually, than I do in singles matches. I just love doubles a lot. I wanted to play. It hurts to not win. I really wanted to win.

Q. Would you feel more responsibility, it's not just you going to lose, you lose as a pair?
NICK KYRGIOS: For sure. I'm always up for the team environment, too. I love it.


Q. Your version of how Nick approached you, creepy?
DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: It wasn't creepy. I was just caught off-guard. No, he just asked a random question, Do you want to play mixed at Wimby? I was, like, Sure, why not? Thought it would be fun.

Q. You said it was a great crowd. The energy Nick brings, have you ever experienced anything like that before?
DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: No, he's definitely a big name. Everyone wants to come watch him.

NICK KYRGIOS: Drunk guys, like, hitting on you the whole time.

DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: Yeah, they were like seagulls, like, Des, Des, Des, Des.

No, it was definitely fun. I didn't have to do much on the serves. It was great. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for playing (smiling).

Q. Do you see a time in the future perhaps when you're a doubles specialist?
DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: He could be really good.

NICK KYRGIOS: Man, I don't know. I could see myself maybe, yeah. Maybe one day.

Q. Take the stress of the whole singles thing out of the equation?
NICK KYRGIOS: I don't think so. Not any time soon. I mean, yeah, if I keep playing basketball, my body is going to break down soon anyway. I won't have much choice.

Q. Curious, how did your body come out of Wimbledon?
NICK KYRGIOS: Yeah, good. I had about eight-and-a-half hours of match play in three days just from singles, so my body is actually feeling okay. I'm going to get a good rest tonight.

DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: Are you? Full of shit. Full of shit. Sorry for my language (smiling).

NICK KYRGIOS: Eat up and stretch and make it an early night.

DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: I'm sure they all believe that.

Q. What did you make of Jennifer and Marcus out there today?
DESIRAE KRAWCZYK: Yeah, they were good. I mean, I thought Jenny played it really well. She stepped it up. Served well.

I think we just -- minor points here and there on the return serves kind of got us in trouble. Yeah, it was a lot of fun.

NICK KYRGIOS: They played well.

Q. Sometime during the match, can't remember when, you shouted out, You're the weakest link in the match. Can you remember that?
NICK KYRGIOS: It's called, at that current moment, it was called a joke. Have you heard one of those before?

Q. Yeah.

Q. Can you tell me about it?
NICK KYRGIOS: That's the joke. You obviously didn't get it, did ya?

Q. Apparently not.
NICK KYRGIOS: That's not my fault.

Q. Without the tennis, will you still stick around Wimbledon for a little bit or will you, after tonight...
NICK KYRGIOS: I'll probably hang around the next couple days. I have a couple friends still playing. I'm not sure what I'll do from here. I've got to organize what my plan is going to be.

As I said, just have to be all the right things, be professional, recover the next couple days and get some good rest.

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