In Good Conscience

Gauff realising potential, Kyrgios wasting his talent

The face of Cori Gauff gives nothing away as she dethrones former queens of the court. The many faces of Nick Kyrgios reveal him as a troubled dilettante lacking sufficient self-control to command his outrageous talents.

They are like the theatrical masks. One conceals her child-like joy, the other betrays his big box-office skills with the temperament of a brat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'Gauff realising potential, Kyrgios wasting his talent'. Print Edition | Subscribe