Nick Kyrgios acknowledged that Novak Djokovic is a really tough opponent to face, but suggested that Roger Federer is the toughest one for him to face. In the WImbledon final, Kyrgios competed very well against Djokovic, but ultimately fell short in four sets as the Serb won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3).
It was the third meeting between the two and Djokovic's first win over Kyrgios. Kyrgios has a positive head-to-head against Djokovic, but against Federer it is a completely different story as the Swiss leads their head-to-head 6-1.
After the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios was asked if he thinks Djokovic is the toughest opponent he has ever faced. "I wouldn't say that. Like I said before, I had a chance to win the match. It doesn't make you feel as bad as Federer does sometimes," Kyrgios said, according to Sportskeeda.
"I think Federer, out of the other three guys, can make you feel really bad, like he makes you want to get off the court. He can make things look very fast and the court very small." "Nadal and Djokovic allow you to play a little bit from the baseline and if you're not playing well then you fight," Kyrgios said.
"But Federer can really take you and get you off the court very quickly." In 2017, Kyrgios beat Djokovic twice: Acapulco and Indian Wells. Kyrgios won the first set of his Wimbledon final against Djokovic, but the Serb came from behind to win in four sets.
"The best of five sets is much better.
King Roger is prepared for life after tennis
Roger Federer shed light on the challenges of dealing with fame and fortune. "It's easy when you're sitting on the couch at home.
There are many celebrities on this planet, I am not the only one. Not the only good tennis player either. It's nothing out of the ordinary for me, but it does get harder when you're out and about. The press also portrays a certain image and sometimes you have to meet impossible expectations.
They want you to be the superhero," continued the Swiss player. He has plans to pursue other professions after his tennis career. "I don't think I need the tennis. I am happy with the little things. When my son does something right, when my daughter comes home with a good grade.
Tennis is part of my identity, but not my entire identity. I want to be and remain successful, put a lot of energy into business, but that is also possible outside of sports," he said on the same.