A player needs to be “a mental animal” to win a Grand Slam, according to Nick Kyrgios, and he felt that Novak Djokovic “never seemed rattled” during their Wimbledon final match. The 27-year-old Kyrgios competed in his first Grand Slam singles final this past summer at Wimbledon.
Kyrgios gave Djokovic a run for his money in the Wimbledon final, but ultimately Djokovic prevailed, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3). “To win a Grand Slam, all you need is an animal mind. I have a little more respect for Novak, Federer, and Nadal now “According to Sportskeeda, Kyrgios said this in an interview for the Citi Open.
When I played one of them in the final, he seemed untroubled and as though he hadn’t played tennis in two weeks.
What it takes to win a Grand Slam, according to Kyrgios.
Kyrgios may not have won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, but he learned a lot about what it takes to do so.
“A Grand Slam loss can happen in a day, but a victory cannot. It takes a very 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 light on the matter.
“There are numerous intangibles, each with their own unique characteristics. One day you might feel ill, like I did right before I played (Filip) Krajinovic. The physical pain is causing mental distress. After Rafa abandoned us, I was awake for two nights straight.
I felt great in body, but my mind was a different story.” After Djokovic defeated Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios kept his head up and was assured by the Serbian that he would make another deep run in a Grand Slam tournament.