Nick Kyrgios says that even if he had won Wimbledon, he wouldn’t have been able to keep himself motivated. Kyrgios, now 27 years old, reached his first Grand Slam final this past Wimbledon. Kyrgios played Novak Djokovic in the championship match and gave him a tough fight.
Kyrgios played brilliantly, but he still lost to Djokovic in four sets, despite the Serb’s dominance. “Every person who ever picks up a tennis racket does so with the ultimate goal of winning Wimbledon. To me, Wimbledon is the pinnacle of championships.
I told my team that I was worried that even if I won Wimbledon, I might not be able to find the drive to compete again. What else, as a tennis player, do I have to prove? “According to Sportskeeda, Kyrgios said this in an interview for the Citi Open.
Kyrgios reflects on his experience.
When asked what he learned from his run at Wimbledon, Kyrgios said that it was the importance of having a strong mental game. “A Grand Slam loss can occur in a single day, but a victory is impossible to achieve in such a short period of time.
It takes a really long time. It’s the ability to keep doing the same things over and over again for two weeks at the highest level, you know, when you play a match and then have a day off, and then play again and then have a day off “Kyrgios shed some light.
“Multiple distinct intangibles exist. You could get sick before a game like I did against (Filip) Krajinovic. You’re physically and emotionally drained. After Rafa abandoned us, I was awake for two days straight.
In terms of my body, I was fine, but my mind was a different story.” When Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis won the Australian Open doubles title in January, they became the youngest players to ever win a Grand Slam. Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam singles final six months later, but he ultimately came up short.