'Novak Djokovic plays very well on grass thanks to...', says ATP star

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'Novak Djokovic plays very well on grass thanks to...', says ATP star

Australian tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt says Nick Kyrgios has a game perfectly suited to grass and he definitely believes the 27-year-old could go far at Wimbledon. Kyrgios has played a lot of tennis this season on grass and he will not be lacking in matches or confidence heading into Wimbledon.

After reaching back-to-back semi-finals on grass in Stuttgart and Halle, Kyrgios defeated Laslo Djere in the first round in Mallorca on Tuesday. "On his day he can match the best in the world, especially on hard courts or grass," Hewitt told the PA news agency.

"Anyone who can win as many easy service games as Nick, he's one of the best serves on the tour, so he's going to be awfully hard to break. It depends a lot on the draw, but he's definitely going to be the toughest player, along with with Andy Murray.

There are certain players who could wreak havoc." Kyrgios will be an unseeded player at Wimbledon and nobody wants to meet him early at The Championships. Kyrgios has a great game and on grass he will always have a chance no matter who is on the other side of the net.

“On a grass court his game, the weapons that he has, he is absolutely at the top of the list of people who will try to avoid him in the early rounds,” Henman told Tennis365. Novak Djokovic is one match win at Wimbledon away from reaching 80 wins across all four Majors.

Medvedev praises Nole Djokovic

In an interview with Spanish media outlet Dairio de Mallorca, Medvedev picked Novak Djokovic as one of the best players in the history of the game on grass. “Novak is always the favourite.

He has won the last three Wimbledons that have been played. He plays very well on grass. If we talk about the best players in history on grass, I would place him at the top, although I have not seen Borg or Sampras play”.

The 2021 US Open champion further picked Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini as the other two favorites for Wimbledon 2022. The 26-year-old Russian added, “From my generation, Federer and Djokovic are the best. Of course, Nadal can win any tournament he plays in and Berrettini is playing at a high level.

Speaking of favourites, Djokovic, Berrettini and Nadal”. Going back in time, the on-court rivalry between Djokovic and Medvedev dates back to 2017 when the two first played. Ever since then, the two today stand with ten meetings, of which Djokovic leads with six.

However, out of the ten meetings, only one has taken place on grass, with Djokovic winning in straight sets.