Pat Rafter: 'Kyrgios can win Wimbledon, but he needs to train hard'- View: 2712 by Gatto Luigi
Nick Kyrgios has many expectations on his shoulders. After Rafael Nadal, former Australian player Patrick Rafter also said Kyrgios could win a Grand Slam and become the world no.
'I know that talent-wise, he's as good as I have seen in the last 20 years,' Rafter told CNN.
'He can be no. 1, in my mind,' Speaking about the chances of Kyrgios winning a Major, Rafter added, 'Australian Open? Probably not. French Open? Definitely not. US (Open)? No. But Wimbledon he certainly can.' According to the two-time former US Open champion, Kyrgios needs to work hard and take a lot of effort to become the best player in the world.
The physical aspect is as important as the mental one. 'He's got the potential, we all know that, but is he training hard? Is he doing all the right things? Is he mentally prepared? I can't answer those questions.
I don't know how he's going to go. I don't know about physically; you have to be an all-round good athlete as well. Can he back up seven matches?'
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