Lleyton Hewitt thinks Nick Kyrgios is starting to build a platform needed to get to world no.1

Lleyton Hewitt thinks Nick Kyrgios is starting to build a platform needed to get to world no.1

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Former Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt sees some improvements in the game of rising Nick Kyrgios. Apart from a disastrous Australian Open campaign, Kyrgios has had a great year so far.

The Australian has been an ATP semi-finalist three times this season -- Marseille, Acapulco and Miami. He had a great run at the Indian Wells Masters as well, before announcing that he was forced to miss his quarter-final match against Swiss Roger Federer due to suspected food poisoning.

Kyrgios has had some notable performances this year, earning back-to-back wins over 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in Acapulco and Indian Wells. He got barely defeated by Federer in a three-setter at the Miami Open.

The rising Australian seems to be getting better and better every day, which is a really positive sign. World number 15 Kyrgios is believed to be one of the players who could reach the number spot one day. ''I think the important thing now is that he is learning how to manage his body, manage how many tournaments he should play before having a break as well.

He is starting to be able to go back-to-back with big match wins and the matches he has won over the last six or seven weeks now have been really impressive,'' Hewitt said of Kyrgios on SEN's The Run Home, as quoted by www.sen.com.au.

''To get to world no.1, you have to do that, you have to play well the whole year around and he is starting to do that.'' Source: www.sen.com.au Also read: Confident Nick Kyrgios of Australia: 'I think we can win Davis Cup' .