Andy Roddick explains why Nick Kyrgios could be real threat at Wimbledon
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 3020
American tennis legend Andy Roddick acknowledged there is a lot of unpredictability when it comes to Nick Kyrgios but added one thing is for sure - the Australian can play extremely well on grass. Grass is a surface that perfectly suits Kyrgios' aggressive game-style and many think the Australian is the player to watch out at Wimbledon this year.
Wimbledon is a big stage and Kyrgios usually thrives when he is playing a top player on the biggest stage. "Yeah, the thing about Kyrgios is can his body hold up? Do we know if he has been training? One of the things that makes him so fantastic to watch is we just don't know where his body is at.
We don't know where his game is at most of the time. But one thing we do know is the guy can flat out play on grass, he is not scared to go against the biggest names of the game, Centre Court, big courts, he likes those even more.
So, like Mark said, you don't want too him if you are a seeded player anywhere near your name in the first couple of rounds," Roddick said on Tennis Channel.
Kyrgios aims for his maiden Grand Slam title in singles
Earlier this year, Kyrgios became a Grand Slam champion after he and Thanasi Kokkinakis won the Australian Open men's doubles title.
Now, Kyrgios is hoping to win his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon. In 2014, Kyrgios debuted at Wimbledon. Kyrgios, 27, enjoyed a very impressive Wimbledon debut as he reached the quarterfinal before losing to Milos Raonic.
Kyrgios hasn't had any strong runs at Wimbledon in recent years but now he seems to be in a much better place. Last year, Kyrgios reached the Wimbledon third round before he was forced to retire to Felix Auger-aliassime.