Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't think his body will hold up to win seven matches in a row at a Grand Slam tournament and that he does not think he would hire a coach in the future, while speaking to friend Elliot Loney on a podcast.
Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't believe his body will hold up for seven matches at a Grand Slam
The 25 year old Australian says, "I don't believe my body will hold up for seven matches at a grand slam, potentially playing three to four hours (each match).
If I could, I'd just be on the beers every time I play - afterwards. I just want to chill out. I just think the sport's taken a bit too seriously. And, for me, I don't have a goal of winning grand slams. I just want to do it my way, have fun with it and just play.
Kyrgios says he is too set in his way to be coachable at this point in his career. "Personally, I think (hiring a coach) is a little bit of a waste of money 'cause I think they get paid way too much. So to get a coach for me is pointless because I don't want to waste their time almost.
I just don't think a coach is ready - and I'm not going to put them through it too 'cause it would just be a nightmare. Where I'm at my career now, it's just too far gone, I think for a coach, 'cause I'm too set in my ways and I just don't like to listen to advice, to be honest."
Nick Kyrgios has been considered as one of the biggest talents in tennis in recent times by many. He has reached two grand slam quarter-finals, a career-high world No.13 and has beaten the Big Three in men's tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - the first time he played each of them - one of only three players to do so.
He has won six ATP titles and has reached eight ATP finals, including the 2017 Cincinnati Masters. He is currently ranked No. 40 in the world.