Australian rising star Nick Kyrgios confessed after a Wimbledon exit that something just wasn't right from the start of his third round match against Japanese tennis ace Kei Nishikori as he never managed to get in the zone.
The 28-year-old Japanese served up a clinical performance against grass-court specialist Kyrgios 6-1 7-6 (3) 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon last-16 for the third time in his career. World No. 28 Nishikori was reading and returning exceptionally well the Australian's big serves the whole match.
It was the fourth-ever match between Kyrgios and Nishikori -- and the fourth win for the Japanese over the Australian. "I just never settled. Like, I just didn't feel — I don't know. I never felt settled.
I was struggling. I didn't serve well. I didn't feel good from the ground. I almost couldnct move. My footwork was terrible. Just a bad day, I guess," Kyrgios said post-match. Kyrgios, who reached back-to-back semi-finals earlier this grass season at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart and the Fever-Tree Championships in Queen's, hoped to make a deep run at Wimbledon and maybe win the title.
"I mean, I'm disappointed. Like I'm pissed off, of course. Like I wanted to do well. Not much I can do really. Yeah, I mean, itis disappointing. It is what it is right now," Kyrgios confessed. Also read: Ruthless Nick Kyrgios destroys Marion Bartoli on Instagram