Kyrgios:'I started doing underarm serve because of Nadal standing at fence'


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Kyrgios:'I started doing underarm serve because of Nadal standing at fence'

What was Nick Kyrgios's inspiration in hitting undearm serves? The Australian player revealed the answer in a press conference in Washington. "I've seen Kei Nishikori do and underarm serve, serve and volley off of it.

I've probably seen a dozen, 15 players do an underarm serve. The only time I did it to start was in Acapulco when Rafael Nadal was, like, literally standing at the fence. I thought it was a good play. Then you got guys like Bublik trying to say they're not trying to be like me.

But c'mon. I don't know. I mean, it speaks for itself I think", said the 24-year-old. Kyrgios feels a great environment in Washington: "It felt good. I was so amped after that point. I heard the crowd go nuts. I guess that's why I play.

I want to be able to put myself in that position as much as possible. I'm working off the court to be more consistent. Hopefully if I just keep working, I can produce moments like that more often. But I was so amped up after that point.

I just wanted to rip my shirt off. I felt like a beast. No, it was so much fun. Like, tonight was fun." When asked about his 4-1 win/loss matches record against top ten players, Kyrgios said: "I believe I can beat anyone. I do not look at my ranking, the ranking system is overrated."