Jelena Dokic praises Nick Kyrgios' family, backs Nick to succeed


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Jelena Dokic praises Nick Kyrgios' family, backs Nick to succeed

The family of rising Nick Kyrgios has been praised by former Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic.

The 22-year-old has never hide how much his family and friends mean to him.

Kyrgios never travels alone as mother Norlaila makes him company on the Tour. 

Dokic, a former world No. 4, revealed in her book Unbreakable that she was heavily abused by her father Damir.

"From what I know and see he has a good family... in them he has a great support system," Dokic said.

"I had a very abusive situation and very tough upbringing and difficult situation with my dad, whereas from what I know of Nick it's completely the opposite, he has a great family and lots of support.

"Nick needs his family and that's why he has them on tour to help him, sometimes he struggles on the road away from Australia and he does need people around him that are good for him and his family are definitely the right choice."

Kyrgios has been backed by his fan Dokic to succeed in the game of tennis.

The Australian has captured three ATP titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 13 so far in his career.

"I've been a big fan of Nick, I love how he plays and he doesn't want a full-time coach which is fair enough and he's played well without one," Dokic added.

"He has an amazing game and one I definitely could see winning a grand slam and potentially becoming number one.

"There are issues that he sometimes has going on and he's admitted to that which is good... but I've watched a lot of his matches and I really enjoy when he plays well and is winning.

"When he's in the right space it is beautiful to watch him play and I'm rooting for him and would like to see him do even better and jump into the top-10."

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