After winning the first round in Washington, Nick Kyrgios highlighted that there are some things that a player with a higher seed doesn’t have to go through, and he didn’t think it was appropriate to have him drug tested until after midnight on the night of the test. Kyrgios defeated Marcos Giron on Tuesday, 6-3 6-2, to begin his Washington season.
Kyrgios defeated Tommy Paul the next day with a score of 6-3, 6-4. After defeating Paul, Kyrgios discussed various advantages seeded players receive at competitions. A seeded player, in my opinion, doesn’t even compete in the first round.
I had a difficult first round last night, underwent a drug test that lasted until midnight at midnight, and anticipated playing tonight. A player who is seeded goes to bed when he wants to go to bed. eats what he desires.
When there was no food, I was instructed to eat in the cafe. According to Kyrgios, “These are just stuff I think a seeded player won’t have to deal with.”
Kyrgios believes he is at the top level.
Kyrgios is currently ranked 63rd in the world, but that is only because Wimbledon received no points from the ATP.
Kyrgios would have been rated much higher if ranking points had been awarded for his journey to the Wimbledon final. I’ve had a fantastic year. If Wimbledon had points, I believe I would be among the top 15 or 20 players in the world.
Certainly, I feel as though I’m playing that caliber of tennis. Currently, the top five, if not the top 10. After achieving a tremendous Grand Slam performance a few years ago, I believe I would have struggled, as you indicated, to find drive and perhaps been a little bit more conceited.
I now feel as though I should have taken some time off while in the Bahamas, but instead I pushed myself to practice every day. Coming prepared and in shape to these competitions,” Kyrgios stated.