Nick Kyrgios‘ thoughts experienced a mental “spring” as a result of Wimbledon. The Australian seemed to have found the inspiration needed to pursue tennis with passion, despite having a rather rocky relationship with it over the years, as a result of the magnificent path at the Championships.
With the Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open while paired with fellow countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis, a small spark may have already begun at the beginning of the year, but after Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios is noticeably different and more composed.
I take a stroll to the All England Club, which gave the 27-year-old Canberran the opportunity to reconsider the exploits of the three holy monsters Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, as he admitted in a direct Instagram post for the official page of the Washington tournament at its opening in a few days: “To win a Grand Slam, you must have a strong mind.
The double at the Australian Open with Thanasi, even if it was early in the year, gave me a lot of confidence and helped me mentally. I think I have a lot more respect for Novak, Federer, or Nadal now. When I faced Nole in the final, I felt like he was fresh, like he hadn’t played tennis in the last two weeks, and he never got nervous.”
On the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios
A kind-hearted Nick Kyrgios conducted the interview with former Indian tennis player Prakash Amritraj on behalf of the ATP 500 in Washington, a competition in which the Australian won in 2019 after defeating Daniil Medvedev in the championship match.
Nick talked about his feelings for the Wimbledon final, the first and only Grand Slam final up until this point. “It was surreal; I wasn’t aware of it all at the conclusion of the match; it wasn’t until a week later that I fully realized I had competed in a Wimbledon Grand Slam final against Novak Djokovic.
It may sound unusual, but Kyrgios admitted he would have had trouble finding the correct motivation for the future if he had defeated Djokovic: “Looking back on my career, I think most people, including myself, would say that my possibility to reach a Grand Slam final was closed.
I explained to my team that if I had won Wimbledon, I would have had trouble staying motivated right away because I would have had nothing to prove to anyone. It’s wonderful to think back on it now, and everything that has transpired has given me a lot of confidence.”