While admitting that winning The Championships is the biggest honor in the game, Nick Kyrgios revealed that he didn’t handle losing the Wimbledon final particularly well. At Wimbledon last year, Kyrgios, 27, made it to his first Grand Slam final.
Kyrgios faced off against 32nd Grand Slam finalist Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon championship match. Despite Kyrgios‘ fierce competition with Djokovic, the seasoned Serb prevailed 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6. (3). Tennis analysts and commentators praised Kyrgios for his performance following the final.
Despite Kyrgios‘ excellent performance, Djokovic was simply superior.
A Grand Slam final doesn’t happen very often, according to Kyrgios.
“That contest obviously hurts. Since I first picked up a tennis racket, coaches have probably been whispering in my ear that winning the Wimbledon trophy is the ultimate honor you can receive in the game.
It was hard for me to swallow to have that chance and fail “According to Kyrgios, Sportskeeda.
“It was challenging. For us regular players, it seems like Grand Slam finals don’t happen all that frequently. Of course, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic participated in numerous Grand Slam finals, but that felt like the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me.
Adding a set up as well.” Djokovic praised Kyrgios on a successful Wimbledon run and assured him that he would have more successful Grand Slam campaigns at the on-court trophy ceremony. “Now that I’ve processed that game, I realize there are numerous things I would have done differently, but I’m taking the necessary steps to put myself in that situation once more.
I believe I’m accomplishing that, and my entire staff is working with me to do that “Kyrgios threw in. It will be interesting to see how Kyrgios does at the US Open after he has demonstrated his ability to play tennis at a high level for two weeks in a row.