Despite a career full of potential, Nick Kyrgios achieved a Slam final victory at the age of 27. The Australian arrived at Wimbledon with a decent chance of making it all the way to the end of the week after a string of successful tournaments in preparation.
This tournament hasn’t been a smooth one: from the fifth set against Jubb in the first round to the same scenario in the fourth round against Nakashima, going through one of the most acrimonious matchups of the season, notably Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In the absence of Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios advanced to his first final of his career. Novak Djokovic, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, ended his ambition of winning a Grand Slam by defeating him in the final.
Lleyton Hewitt, the last Australian to win Wimbledon, was knocked out in the first round. The former number one himself chose to speak out about his fellow countryman, given his recent success.
Even though he came so close to winning, he’s still a little bummed down, but he should be happy of his performance over the last two weeks and throughout the grass-court season,” said Hewitt.
Everyone knows what kind of weapons and style of play he possesses and what he is capable of doing. He simply has to keep going out there and have faith in himself.”
Vision on the David Cup
Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has turned down Kyrgios’ request to join the team for the March matches against Hungary.
Said the Slam champion, “We would certainly love to have him play for us. If he’s available and able to play for us, we’re a much better squad. This structure necessitates having him available for both singles and doubles play. If we could get our hands on a weapon like that, we’d absolutely want you to be a part of it.”