Nick Kyrgios: 'I got to capitalize on this little window'



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Nick Kyrgios: 'I got to capitalize on this little window'

A take-all Nick Kyrgios is finally aware of his own means, his talent and his potential. After the Wimbledon final, the talented Australian won in Washington three years later and just three years later he adds another pearl to his necklace of singles success.

Kyrgios' weekly haul also includes doubles success with his partner and friend Jack Sock, the culmination of a nearly perfect week. "I am proud of myself and my team. It was an incredible week: I was able to win very close matches and the confidence I gained at Wimbledon allowed me to handle the most delicate moments.

The feeling is that I am reaping the fruits that I have sown in recent months. I am training hard, I have spent the last seven or eight months with the will to do everything to the best of my ability. I have reinvented myself, I am making history and I am proud of it.

If Wimbledon had conceded points, I would be around 10th," he explained extraordinarily lucidly at the press conference, also highlighting his new approach to tennis. Among the factors of the rebirth were maturity and, above all, the new ability to give 100% in training.

"I think that age has helped me to mature, to know better what I want, to know in detail both my body and my mind. I have also learned not to care about criticism and to prove to myself that I really want to be a great tennis player.

I do things my way because I know my style of play and personality can inspire millions of people around the world. The relationship with my girlfriend has also helped me a lot, to be organized and to have extra motivation on the circuit.

All the training sessions were positive, I was professional and I managed to combine my free time with tennis", he concluded.

Nick Kyrgios is in excellent shape

Speaking to the Tennis Channel following the win, Nick Kyrgios said that he's enjoying his tennis and is looking to get back to where he belongs in the ATP rankings.

"It's rewarding to beat the World No. 1, it's just a reflection of all the hard work I've done in Sydney. You know, the positive mindset. After Washington, [I] could [have] easily come here and be content with what I did last week.

But I wanted to empty the tank these two weeks. My ranking is not where I wanted to be after not getting those points at Wimbledon. I got to capitalize on this little window," Nick Kyrgios explained. The 27-year-old, who used the serve-and-volley tactic to exploit the defending champion’s deep positioning behind the baseline on return, said that he chose his tactics well before the contest started.

"I came out today and I was like I'm just gonna go there with a serve-and-volley tactic pretty much every point, serving in volume. I didn't want to give him any rhythm. Obviously, he's playing pretty well right now so I wanted to just try and break it," Kyrgios said.