For those of you unfamiliar with who the 'Kokk' is, well he is an Aussie tennis player who had the audacity after beating a tired Roger Federer in Miami earlier this year to say the following.
"but when I am playing on my terms I don't feel there are too many people who can go with me ".
Thanassi Kokkinakis ( Miami Press Conference ).
That was possibly the silliest thing I have ever heard from a Tennis Professional.
You only play on your terms when you are playing a 'bunny', someone who doesn't offer much resistance, Roger Federer usually offers a bit more than most as far as resistance is concerned.
But rather than be humble about the win, the 'Kokk' came out with all guns blazing stating that his best was basically 'untouchable'. Sounds as though the Kokk went to the same school of tennis intelligence as Lleyton Hewitt.
Back to Jurgen Zopp.
The 'Jurg' is ranked World number 138 currently in singles, has won around 33 grand before Tax, this year, and has won NO titles, ever. Maybe in juniors he has but not in senior tennis. In fact the last match the Jurg played, well he lost to a bloke by the name of Mats Moraing who is ranked 155.
Never heard of him.
Back to the 'Kokk'.
Dumbest statement I have ever heard in tennis, did I mention that ?
World Tennis is an art form, a sport that tradition loves, a sport where guys like Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Wilander, Vilas, of days gone by can still hold their heads up and be mentioned in the same breath as today's champions such as Fed, Rafa, Novak and Murray.
The way the ball is hit now days is a little quicker though the aforementioned players lacked nothing as far as talent is concerned on a tennis court, particularly when you consider wooden rackets were used back in the 'old days'.
The 'Kokk' should take some time out and get over himself, he is just another player on the World Tennis Tour, just another player who hits a good ball who will probably retire in the next 5 to 10 years with a big bank balance after winning very little.
Tennis now days in fact rewards 'mediocrity'.
You don't have to win titles to become rich at tennis now days, fact.
The 'Kokk' lost to Zopp, a player with no titles, outside the top 100, a player who scratches around on tour to make a living.
Zopp's best was way to good for 'Kokk' in Paris.
In fact in the first round of qualifying the 'Kokk' needed 3 sets to get over a guy ranked 791.
'Kokk' should gain some perspective out of this.
Tough sport tennis...........