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Nick Kyrgios explains why losing the Wimbledon final was GOOD for his game

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Nick Kyrgios says he’s changed so much this year he almost doesn’t remember who he is as he explains why losing the Wimbledon final was GOOD for his game

  • Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in July
  • The Australian lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets at the All-England Club
  • Kyrgios has put a lot of pressure on himself to make it to another final
  • He advanced to the third round of the US Open on Thursday morning

Nick Kyrgios revealed that his approach to tennis has changed so much in the wake of his run to the Wimbledon final that he barely recognizes himself.

The Australian reached a first Grand Slam final in July, losing in four sets to Novak Djokovic at the All-England Club and now feels he can compete at the top of the game.

And the 27-year-old admitted he is putting himself under ‘the most pressure’ of his career to reach another Grand Slam final.

Nick Kyrgios revealed his approach to tennis has changed so much in the wake of his run to the Wimbledon final that he barely recognizes himself

“I almost don’t know who I am anymore, to be honest,” said Kyrgios after beating Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance. advance to the third round of the US Open on Thursday.

“This year has been amazing in so many ways. Before my tennis, I almost wanted to reinvent myself and get back to the top of the game where I know I belong.’

Kyrgios candidly admitted that beating Djokovic in the Wimbledon final could have had a drastic impact on his motivation, but losing to Serbia has only fueled his competitive fire.

“I think the Wimbledon final was a turning point for me mentally. If I won that race, I don’t know where my motivation would have been,” he added.

The Australian lost in four sets to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final in July

The Australian lost in four sets to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final in July

‘Losing it, and being so close, it was really hard for me to swallow that […] I thought the pressure would be off after (almost) winning Wimbledon. […] But for me personally, I didn’t think I would put so much pressure on myself.

“Every day I come in, I watch what I eat, I try to sleep, every practice session I try to have good intentions.

‘I hardly know who I am anymore, to be honest. Because I’m not.’

However, Kyrgios hinted that the pressures that came with being one of the best players in the world were difficult to manage.

Kyrgios has admitted that dealing with the new pressure to be among the best players in the world has been

Kyrgios has admitted that dealing with the new pressure to be among the best players in the world has been “stressful” and at times difficult to manage.

Kyrgios defeated Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the US Open on Thursday morning

Kyrgios defeated Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the US Open on Thursday morning

I’m just trying to balance so many different things, it’s hard.

“The media, the fans are crazy, everywhere I go, I try to balance my personal life as well as my tennis. It is much.

‘I never thought I would be’ […] I feel really professional now.

 

I never thought that the Wimbledon final would make me like this. I thought it would be the other way around, the other way around – almost like a little lax, a little chill with it.

“It’s stressful.”

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