Last Updated on January 18, 2022
Four months after his last official match, Nick Kyrgios is back to winning and he did it in a big way. The Australian chose the best scenario to start again, the Australian Open, where in his first-round match he defeated the resistance of the English Liam Broady with a score of 6-4 6-3 6-3.
A scenario in which a show player like him could not give his best considering the relationship with the home crowd. A bond from which Kyrgios has always benefited and from which he has been able to draw that extra energy that only a push from the outside can provide: “I remember last year when I hit Thiem’s serve the crowd went crazy.
Nick Kyrgios is putting on a show for the Australian Open crowd 🤩🇦🇺
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They know what to expect from me. I know that from the moment the match starts, I have the crowd in the palm of my hand and I can use that as a boost of energy. Even though Broady is an experienced guy, he’s never experienced a crowd this crazy, so I used the crowd to my advantage on break balls to put pressure on him.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen people like this” . And to think that Nick, just a week ago, was also a victim of Covid-19: “I had a lot of pressure. A week ago I had Covid and it wasn’t easy.
When I found out I was positive, I knew I had a week of quarantine ahead of me and that wasn’t the best preparation since I couldn’t even see my physical therapist. I’m happy with how I responded.
I played flawlessly, I controlled everything. I did great. I had great success playing against lefties in Slams. I lost only against one left-hander in a Slam in my life, Nadal”. This is the comment of the Australian tennis player, who in the next round will face the world number 2, Daniil Medvedev.
Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev
As an obstacle to overcome in precarious physical condition, Daniil Medvedev is certainly not the best opponent to face. But Nick Kyrgios has already proven that he can get on the court and generate amazing matches, creating the possibility to beat any opponent: “It will be a great experience for me.
He’s probably the best player in the world right now. I’m very excited. This is why I play tennis. These kinds of matches still give me that tickle inside. To go out there and play against the best.
I’ve always wanted to show people that I could do that. I’m going to go out there and play my game and have fun. Daniil does everything extremely well. I’ve done well against him in the past. I know what kind of game I need to play and I know he knows how I’m going to play.
There will be a lot of contrasting styles. Right now I don’t want to think about it. I’m just going to go to my Airbnb, have a nice dinner with my team and have fun with them. I don’t care about the Medvedev match right now. When I take the field on Thursday, I will take care of it.” , he concluded.