Nick Kyrgios has a short response for John McEnroe, who lately discussed the interesting possibility of a part-time coaching persona with him
Nick Kyrgios has a short reaction for John McEnroe, who recently discussed the fascinating possibility of a part-time coaching role with him. McEnroe has been a ferocious reviewer of the mercurial Kyrgios at times, questioning his mental toughness, but he has also been a big supporter of his talent.
Commentating at the French Open, McEnroe used to say, if he were to take any part-time coaching job: The guy that would shape the most sense on paper would be Nick Kyrgios because we are two head cases. He did add: But mentally we are a bit wacky.
Asked about that potential ahead of this weeks Queens Club tournament in London, Kyrgios was less than impressed. Hes dreaming, Kyrgios snapped.
At No2 0 in the world, Kyrgios has been usurped by fellow young artilleries Alex Zverev and Dominic Thiem in the race for a smudge the worlds top 10. Twenty-year-old German Zverev, 23 -year-old Austrian Thiem and Kyrgios, 22, are widely viewed as potential next hotshots of the athletic, with Zverev stamping his credentials by thumping Novak Djokovic in last-place months Italian Open final.
However, Kyrgios denies experiencing any inferiority as he heads towards Wimbledon next month. Ive never lost to him so I dont look at it and think it should have been me, Kyrgios mentioned of Zverev.
Hes a great player and does everything right. Hes very professional. His consistency seems to be pretty good. Hes playing deep through tournaments. Hes so young and has amazing potential and “re gonna be all” fight for grand slams. But has he made the quarter-final of a grand slam? No. Ive stirred two.
Kyrgioss brilliance and on-court antics establish him a box office draw in world tennis, with Queens Club tournament opting him to world No1 Andy Murray to front the competitions main draw on Saturday. But for all their capabilities, the Canberran admits holding focus is still a challenge.
I am not thinking about top five[ grading] at the moment, he announced. I am just trying to get through every day, trying to play and put as much effort in as I can. Because I know when I start seeing ahead, how much hour I have ahead, aims and stuff, Ill start losing motivating and wont try.
One player Kyrgios believes can become a top-1 0 musician is compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis, on the comeback trail after hurt wiped out his 2016 season and declined him from 65 to 993 in the world. The 21 -year-old South Australian has been handed a wildcard for Queens where inferno play Milos Raonic first up.
Hitting with him today, his tier is so high, Kyrgios said. As soon as he gets his figure right and as soon as he gets some more luck, hell be right up there with Zverev and Thiem. If hes health inferno induce. Seem at what he did against[ Kei] Nishikori at the French Open. He took him to four, practically five determineds in only his second match back.
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