Nick Kyrgios has talked up his prospects on grass, expressing he thinks he is a “top 5 or best 10” player on the surface.
Kyrgios, who is at present ranked No. 65 in the ATP rankings, attained the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open up on grass previous 7 days.
He is established to face planet No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the next spherical of the Halle Open up immediately after easing previous Daniel Altmaier in the very first round.
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Kyrgios’ major provide and highly effective groundstrokes can make him a formidable opponent on grass and he reckons he is up there with the greatest on the floor.
“On grass, you know, I would be top rated five, best 10 in the world, undoubtedly,” he told Tennis Television.
“If I am feeling good on grass, I truly feel genuinely, truly cozy on it.”
Kyrgios is however to earn a title on grass and his most effective consequence at Wimbledon was in 2014 when he misplaced to Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.
He hasn’t produced it earlier the 3rd round of Wimbledon due to the fact 2016, but may be fancied to make a operate this 12 months.
Australian doubles legend Todd Woodbridge thinks Kyrgios could be a hard out at the Grand Slam if he’s on his recreation.
“Nick is essentially experienced and concentrated on this year, so this is a fantastic start off to the grass-courtroom season. If there is any player in the industry outside the house of Novak [Djokovic] that can participate in perfectly sufficient and defeat everybody on grass, it is Nick,” he informed Nine’s Sports activities Sunday.
“So, it’s about, ‘How does he offer with the expectation as he goes into this 1 this time?’
“He is a genuine power and probability to go deep at Wimbledon.”
Defending winner Novak Djokovic will start off as the favorite at Wimbledon though 2021 runner-up, and previous week’s Stuttgart winner, Matteo Berrettini will also be expected to contend.
But there usually are not a lot of other standout contenders below that and Woodbridge thinks Kyrgios could get to the semi-finals if he gets a form draw.
“It’ll depend on his attract. Which is sizeable. We really do not want him coming up in a part that Novak may be, which is a chance.
“But I believe a semi is realistic this 12 months. And if he will get to the semi and his body’s Alright and the head’s even now on the shoulders, nearly anything can materialize.”
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Source: Euro Sports