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Tennis fans have long argued for Andy Murray’s inclusion in the Big Four (and for the use of the term Big Four instead of Big Three), while others are of a different mind. They celebrate the Big Three (a trio of men that have each won at least 17 major singles titles) and argue that Murray, while incredible in his own right, doesn’t deserve mention among the deities that reside at the top of the men’s tennis food chain.

Then there is Nick Kyrgios, who is quick to laud the Scot as the best of all of them.

“Muzz is, he’s better than the big three,” Kyrgios said during an Instagram Live session with Murray. “And Twitter is gonna be like, ‘oh, that Nick Kyrgios, Kyrgios says that Murray is better than the Big three.’ I believe it. I actually believe it. … Well you’re definitely better than Djokovic, that’s for sure.”


Kyrgios clearly had a blast with his old buddy Andy, and Murray played along brilliantly (even though he was at a loss for words at times), sometimes wearing a stoned-face look of a confused parent and other times letting his guard down and simply cracking up. Kyrgios, sipping red wine as he reeled off jokes and indulged in his favorite pastime of taking cracks at Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, was at his self-deprecating best when he described the time that Murray only allowed him four games in a match in Montreal (their first meeting, in 2014, if you are scoring at home).

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“I literally felt like I didn’t know what tennis was that day,” Kyrgios said of the 6-2 6-2 thumping he took, which wasn't long after he had engineered a massive upset of Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in the round of 16. “I wanted to walk off after like four games.”

Kyrgios went on to throw a not-so-subtle jab at the great Nadal. “I played him pretty convincingly at Wimby,” Kyrgios says, after taking a sip of wine. “So I thought I’d have a chance.

Watch the full interaction below, in which Kyrgios contines to make the point that Murray is better than Djokovic, below:

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