Finishing in the Wimbledon final caused something of a spring in Nick Kyrgios’ mind. The Aussie seems to have drawn from his brilliant run at the Championship to take a passionate approach to tennis, which he has always had a rather stormy relationship with over the years.
A little spark may have flown earlier in the year with his Australian Open Slam win in doubles with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis, but after Wimbledon we can see a much changed and more balanced Nick Kyrgios. His journey at the All England Club also allowed the 27-year-old tennis player to evaluate the achievements of the three sacred monsters Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, as he himself admitted on Instagram directly to the official page of the Washington tournament, which starts in a few days: “To win a Grand Slam, you have to be mental animal.
I think I have a lot more respect for Novak, Federer or Nadal now. When I faced Nolo in the final, I felt that he was fresh, as if he had not played tennis for the last two weeks, he was never nervous. Australian Open doubles with Thanasi, even though it’s early in the year, gave me a lot of confidence and helped me mentally.”
It was an outspoken Nick Kyrgios who interviewed former Indian tennis player Prakash Amritraj on behalf of the Washington ATP 500, the tournament in which the Australian triumphed in the 2019 final against Daniil Medvedev.
Among other things, Nick expressed the emotions he felt in the Wimbledon final, his first and so far only Grand Slam final. “It was crazy. I didn’t realize when he was in the final until a week later that I really realized he was in a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and against Novak Djokovic.”
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New Sao Paulo signing Giuliano Galoppo praised Rafael Nadal for his mental strength and ability to recover from mistakes. At the press conference, 23-year-old Galoppo talked about why he likes tennis superstar Nadal.
Galopo said he draws inspiration from Nadal’s ability to bounce back from injury as he recovers from a long injury layoff: “Nadal is very important. I like him a lot because I see his ability to recover from mistakes, his mental strength, and that’s something , which will help a person to make a journey.
At that time I had a long injury that I was able to overcome, and because of that I feel identified, I feel very strong and it is a great inspiration that I see every day.”