Speaking to tennis writer Ben Rothenberg on the "No Challenges Remaining" podcast, Kyrgios also said Djokovic was "an unbelievable player" and "a champion of the sport" but added that the Serb was too desperate to be admired like Federer.
The unsportsmanlike conduct from Nick Kyrgios in the Roman Masters 1000 event was condemned by Toni Nadal, uncle and ex-coach of Rafael Nadal.
Playing twice in one day, as the players had to yesterday, is never ideal, but the sample size for players dealing with this in various situations is pretty small and hard to analyse. But just came up short on those match points.
"I woke up this morning and I couldn't really move my thumb", the 21-year-old said. "He was angry from the start, at that point in the third, I thought "this has to be it" you can't go on like that and go on playing'". If that's run its course, I don't think he should be suspended. "I believe it's going to be similar conditions in the match this afternoon".
Federer, bidding for only the second French Open title of his career, will look to regain fitness ahead of the tournament starting in Paris on May 26.
Severe storms cause widespread damage in central US
Flights at Will Rogers International Airport were temporarily diverted and delayed and river ferry service was suspended. Almost 49,000 power outages occurred in Texas alone, and tornado warnings went into effect across Arkansas around 2 p.m.
The four-time Italian Open victor next plays Argentine seventh seed Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in the semi-finals.
Austrian Thiem complained competitors were left hanging around during the rain-impacted day 24 hours earlier.
"After a lot of years here, I know what happened last week, and I'm going to try to do it better tomorrow", said 17-time Grand Slam victor Nadal.
"I'm quite pissed about it".
With the two tournament favourites very strong favourites to proceed to Saturday's semi-final, the other two quarter-finals today are rather more even-looking affairs. Japan's Kei Nishikori, the sixth seed, got past American Taylor Fritz 6-2, 6-4 and next meets Jan-Lennard Struff.
The world number one saved two match points in a second set tiebreak before edging to victory in the final set after a match that brought out some scintillating tennis from both players.
Roger had more winners but also more unforced errors, the usual price for his aggression against Rafa and determination to keep the points on his racquet and avoid longer rallies.
"I'll let others, officials, decide that", Djokovic said.
Next up for the Japanese player on the clay of the Foro Italico is Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Lors de son procès à Bruxelles, Mehdi Nemmouche n'a exprimé ni regrets, pas plus qu'il n'a fourni aveux ou explications. Mehdi Nemmouche a été livré en France dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi, rapporte La Dernière Heure.
The outfit that, today, went on to secure their fourth Women's Champions League crown in succession, their sixth overall. Alexia Putellas headed over on stroke of half-time and the game lost its pace after the break.
It's not yet clear what individual connected to Congress was referenced in Thursday's court filings as reaching out to Flynn. In addition to the transcripts, it also is possible that the judge may release the audio recordings of the conversations.
Pagenaud is the hottest driver in the NTT IndyCar Series, fresh off a May 11 win in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the IMS road course. Ed Jones was fourth in the No. 63 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet at 229.646 miles per hour .
These behaviours include not exercising, snacking on unhealthy foods, overeating, smoking and drinking alcohol excessively. Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure or force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls.
Durant, 30, left the Warriors' Game 5 victory Wednesday against the Rockets with what the team described as a right calf strain. After he departed with the injury, the rest of Golden State's array of stars helped the Warriors close it out.
Peu de temps avant que ne lui soit décernée la fameuse récompense, remise à l'artiste dans la soirée par sa fille Anouchka . Les femmes m'ont aimé, elles ont voulu que je fasse ce métier et ce sont elles qui se sont battues pour que je le fasse.
Prime minister claims ‘miracle’ election upset in Australia
Former prime minister John Howard said Mr Morrison "deserves the overwhelming gratitude of the Liberals all around the country". In the end, Morris said, "the power of the message-deliverer in this election was more powerful than the message".
Bruins sweep Hurricanes to secure spot in Stanley Cup final
Of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Sweeney said he doesn't know him well but, "I have a hell of a lot of respect for the man". In 16 playoff games this spring, Chara has averaged 22:32 of ice time per game, with one goal and two assists.
Tyga Was Once Married to Tristan Thompson's Baby Mama
This adds an interesting layer to the Kardashian situation, as Tristan Thompson is the father of Khloe Kardashian's child. The couple ended things in 2014 and soon after rumors about Tyga's romance with then-teenage Kylie began circulating .