Patrick Mouratoglou: Nick Kyrgios best now but the master of tweener is Roger Federer
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Coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Nick Kyrgios has the best tweener in the game right now but noted that it was Roger Federer who mastered that specific shot. In his latest Instagram video, Mouratoglou named the best trick shots in the game.
One of the questions asked was to name the best tweener in the game. "Kyrgios, but the master is Roger Federer," Mouratoglou said in a video uploaded on his Instagram.
Mouratoglou also listed Kyrgios as the current best in two other trick shot categories.
According to Mouratoglou, in today's game no one does better the underarm serve and the fake drop shot than Kyrgios.
What did Kyrgios say about Federer?
Earlier this year, Kyrgios reflected on the Big Three dominance and revealed he believes Novak Djokovic will statistically be the greatest of all time when it's all said and done.
But Kyrgios also highlighted how difficult it was to play against Federer, who had the ability "to make you feel like pure s---" on the court. "I think when it's all said and done Novak will be the GOAT, but I think without Federer there is no Nadal, no Djokovic, he bought so many fans to tennis.
Nadal and Djokovic will let you work your way into the match a bit more, with your groundstrokes and stuff, but Federer can just make you feel like pure s---, makes the court look so small. If it's purely tennis related I'd say Novak, but if it's more than an athlete I'd say Federer," Kyrgios said on The JBK Show.
Against Federer, Kyrgios played seven times. When Kyrgios and Federer met for the first time at the 2015 Madrid Masters, the Australian Open pulled off a three-set upset win. In their next six meetings, Kyrgios didn't clinch a single win against Federer.
However, it should be noted that several of those six defeats were very close contests but Federer was just able to every time find a way to win against Kyrgios.