Woodbridge: Novak Djokovic can beat everyone on grass, Nick Kyrgios probably can too



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Woodbridge: Novak Djokovic can beat everyone on grass, Nick Kyrgios probably can too

Former 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion Todd Woodbridge thinks Nick Kyrgios is the player to watch out at this year's Wimbledon. Kyrgios, who made his maiden and lone Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2014, absolutely loves playing on grass and it is a surface where he feels comfortable against any player.

Novak Djokovic, a six-time Wimbledon champion, has won the tournament's last three editions. Woodbridge acknowledged that Djokovic is the player who can beat any player on grass and added he feels the same for Kyrgios. "Nick is actually trained and focused on this season, so this is a good start to the grass-court season.

If there is any player in the field outside of Novak that can play well enough and beat everyone on grass, it's Nick," Woodbridge said on Nine Network's Wide World of Sports.

Woodbridge warns Kyrgios could be a threat at Wimbledon

"It's about how he deals with expectations as he goes into this one this time.

He is a legitimate force and has a chance to go deep at Wimbledon. It'll depend on his draw. We don't want him coming up in Novak's group, which is a possibility. But I think a semi is realistic this year. And if he gets there and his body is okay and the head's still on the shoulders, anything can happen," Woodbridge said.

Kyrgios is enjoying a strong 2022 season and he will definitely enter Wimbledon determined to make a big result. Earlier this year at the Australian Open, Kyrgios became a Grand Slam champion after he and Thanasi Kokkinakis won the men's doubles title.

Now, Kyrgios will be hoping to put on a strong run at Wimbledon and clinch his maiden Grand Slam titles in singles. Kyrgios kicked off his grass season last week in Stuttgart, where he made the semifinal before losing to Andy Murray.