John McEnroe reveals how players feel about Nick Kyrgios


John McEnroe reveals how players feel about Nick Kyrgios

Former seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe says Nick Kyrgios is "a good kid" and added the Australian is well-liked among fellow Tour players. Kyrgios, 27, has been playing the tennis of his life this season and many have been positively surprised with the tennis he has been showing since the start of the year.

In January, Kyrgios became a Grand Slam champion after he and Thanasi Kokkinakis won the Australian Open men's doubles title. This past Wimbledon, Kyrgios fell just short of winning his maiden Grand Slam singles title as he was beaten by Novak Djokovic in four sets in the final.

McEnroe was thrilled to see Kyrgios enjoying success at Wimbledon and he admits he badly wants the Australian to continue his success in the upcoming period.

Kyrgios: The players like Kyrgios, he is a genius

“I get a lot of what’s going on here more than most people,” McEnroe told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"He’s a good kid, the players like him, he’s well liked in the locker room, he does a lot of charity work. But he’s got demons you know, in a way – we all have this fear of failure and it’s a question of how you best deal with it.

It’s unbelievable so he moves the needle for us in tennis. We need this big time, but we don’t need him to try half the time. Who should coach Nick Kyrgios? John McEnroe of course but he’s untouchable. Anyway the guy doesn’t need the coach, the guy is a genius out there the way he plays.

He needs Sigmund Freud to come out of the grave and somehow figure out a way to keep this guy going for a couple of years because we could use him”. After the Wimbledon final, Djokovic gave credit to Kyrgios and said the Australian will certainly have more deep Grand Slam runs.

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