Nick Kyrgios has only reached the quarter-finals twice in a Grand Slam tournament and it is no coincidence that one of the best results of his career has arrived on the lawns of the All England Club. The Australian is able to express all his strength.
his potential on grass and surprised Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2014; only to lose to Milos Raonic in the next round. Although he is capable of delivering top-notch tennis on this surface, Kyrgios has never won a tournament on grass.
The 27-year-old from Canberra is currently involved in the ATP 500 event in Halle and began his journey with a convincing victory against Daniel Altmaier. The Australian offered no chances to his batting opponent and, in the first set, found two breaks.
The second portion of the game, on the other hand, turned out to be much more balanced. The German kept his serve without worries until 5-6, when Kyrgios surprised him at the most important moment of the dispute.
Nick Kyrgios: "I'm one of the best on grass-courts"
In the round of 16, the current number 65 of the ATP ranking will give life to a super match with Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Greek has lost two of the three matches played against his next rival. On Tennis TV, Kyrgios talked about his performance on grass and showed some confidence ahead of Wimbledon. The Australian answered a curious question without beating about the bush; question that hypothesized the existence of a ranking relating to the season on grass.
He said: "I think I would be in the top five or ten players in the world. I'm one of the best on grass, definitely. I feel comfortable on this surface." Kyrgios unfortunately received several racist insults in Stuttgart during the semifinal with Andy Murray and vented on Instagram.
"When will all this end? I understand that my behavior has not always been the best. But comments like little balck sheep and shut up and play are not acceptable."