Nick Kyrgios on losing Wimbledon final: It wasn’t easy for me to stomach

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Nick Kyrgios on losing Wimbledon final: It wasn’t easy for me to stomach

Nick Kyrgios still has trouble accepting that he lost the Wimbledon final to Djokovic. “Obviously that match hurts. I think ever since I picked up a tennis racquet, I had coaches in my ear saying the Wimbledon trophy is the highest accolade you can achieve in the sport."

He is aware of what an opportunity it was and what it could bring him, but he had to accept such an outcome. “To have that opportunity and come up short wasn’t easy for me to stomach. Obviously another couple million dollars would have been nice to me and my girlfriend, but obviously just to have that accolade, I think no one can say nothing.

I think, at the end of the day, if you have a Wimbledon championship under your belt, no matter what result you have after or before, you have achieved that, you have achieved the highest thing."

Nicky Kyrgios: It was hard

Nick Kyrgios is aware that such an opportunity is rarely presented, but he is motivated to repeat the same feat again.

“It was hard. I feel like a Grand Slam final doesn’t come around so often for us normal players. Obviously Federer, Nadal, Djokovic played a ton of Grand Slam finals, but that was like the golden opportunity I felt for me.

Going up a set as well. There are so many things I would have done differently I think now that I have digested that match, but I’m doing all the right things to put myself in that position again. I think I’m doing that, and my whole team is helping me achieve that goal.

I think we all know that it’s possible now. I don’t think we thought it was possible to contend for Grand Slams, but now it’s a genuine thing. I think all about motivation and we are on the same page”.