Nick Kyrgios signs up to play Queen's

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Nick Kyrgios signs up to play Queen's

Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios has been confirmed for this year's Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen's Club. The 23-year-old is set to make his fifth consecutive appearance at the popular British grass-court event.

The Australian picked up three consecutive first round exits at the Queen's Club but made the semi-final at the tournament last year. Kyrgios will certainly be motivated to make it a step further this year as he has underlined multiple times that he wants to win a Queen's title.

"I know what I can do if I’m feeling good, and I want to show that on the grass at Queen’s and Wimbledon this year, Kyrgios said following the announcement, per the LTA site. "The Fever-Tree Championships is a great event, one of my good mates Andy Murray won the title five times there, so that shows how important it is.

The courts are perfect, they suit my game and if I go well there it will set me up perfectly for Wimbledon." However, Kyrgios won't have an easy job at the Queen's Club as the tournament appears to be set to feature another star-studded player field.

Kyrgios is the fifth confirmed player for Queen's as record five-time champion Murray, defending champion Cilic, as well as rising stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kyle Edmund, have also signed up to play. The Fever-Tree Championships has been scheduled to take place from June 17-23.