'Nick Kyrgios would be 14, 15 in the world right now', says former ace

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by Simone Brugnoli
'Nick Kyrgios would be 14, 15 in the world right now', says former ace

Nick Kyrgios says he's glad his "true colors are coming out" after the media painted him as a "horrible person" In the past weeks and months, Kyrgios has been playing the tennis of his life and doing a lot of things positive in the process.

At Wimbledon, Kyrgios opened up about how he was once an overweight kid, struggling with confidence and insecurities. Kyrgios said that he now plays for those children who go through similar problems. Also, earlier this year, Kyrgios discussed his struggle with depression.

Kyrgios encouraged anyone struggling with mental health issues to reach out and never lose hope. Kyrgios says that he loves it when he is playing against Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer and 95% of the public is against him. "I don't care if people don't like me and the style of tennis I play.

I get it. It's more like [early] in my career, [the media] almost painted a picture that wasn't my own at all based on what I was doing on the track, which was very hard to tune out in real life. None of you understand what that is, when people paint a picture of how you are in general 95% of the time, but only see me on the tennis court 2% of my life," Kyrgios said, according to Sportskeeda.

"It's been a little bit easier for me to navigate that now. I've stopped worrying, to be honest. I love the fact that I'm playing Roger [Federer] or Rafa [Nadal] and 95% of the fans are going for it. I love that. In fact, I love it.

You guys painted me as a horrible person for five years. But now I feel like that is fading away. The true colors came out".

Kyrgios is very motivated

Former tennis player Nicolas Pereira, who joined Michals on the podcast, meanwhile, said Nick Kyrgios had the ability to simplify the sport and keep things "real." "He plays it basketball style, you know," Periera said.

"He's so loose, then he goes in between the legs, hits a second service as hard as he can, but, you know, he's keeping it real, he's giving it simple. I was looking for something here that was sent to me this morning, he has a winning record against the top players.

All of them," he conitnued. "So that gets you thinking if this guy gets motivated and you know, he's going to get better seedings as he climbs the ranking. Unfortunately, he didn't get the points for Wimbledon but he would be 14, 15 in the world right now."

Nick Kyrgios