Nick Kyrgios: I'm not passionate or driven as Big Three

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Nick Kyrgios: I'm not passionate or driven as Big Three

Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgios revealed as a kid he didn't dream about winning Grand Slams as his only goal was to have fun on the court. Kyrgios, 26, drew lots of attention when he made Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2014.

Kyrgios was predicted to become a Grand Slam champion and maybe a world No. 1 after bursting onto the scene in 2014. “Every single day of my life I deal with people telling me how to be or how to train or how to hit a forehand.

I feel that as a 26-year-old I am in a pretty good spot, I help a lot of people, I have a lot of options, I’m healthy, I’ve got great friends and those are my goals right now," Kyrgios said on his No Boundaries podcast, as revealed on Eurosport.

“When I was young I wasn’t thinking about winning Grand Slams, I just wanted to have fun”.

Kyrgios not as driven as the Big Three

Kyrgios has had matches against Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Kyrgios has beaten each member of the Big Three at least once. “I love the game but I'm not passionate or driven as they are. They're like once in a generation, once in a decade athletes," Kyrgios noted.

"There's no chance that [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal or Novak [Djokovic] or [Andy] Murray doesn't love it. If you watch Murray's documentary, he's having phone calls in the middle of the night at 3am to his team saying, 'I'm scared to not play, like I don't know what I'm going to do without the sport.'

That's not me. “You have to pick what you want, do you want fun or more titles? You can have a little balance but I have picked my poison. I am happy." Kyrgios was asked how he reacts when people suggest he should have had more success in the game.

"I just say it’s my life. It’s so easy to tell people what to do… you can’t tell people how to live their life," Kyrgios added.