Nick Kyrgios was the protagonist of a good debut at the Australian Open 2021, a tournament that has always led him to give his all to make his compatriots happy. The Canberra talent, current world number 47, will be an outsider to keep an eye on in the Happy Slam, even considering that Kyrgios didn't have to go through the two-week quarantine unlike most of the players on the draw.
In a press conference following his debut victory, he was asked to pass judgment on the three sacred monsters who have dominated the modern era, namely Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Swiss and the Spanish are paired at 20 slams each, while the Serbian is still at 17 after the sensational disqualification at the US Open and the beating in the final at Roland Garros.
The Big 3 prevented many players from being able to win as much as they deserved, waiting for the long-awaited generational change to take place.
Kyrgios talks about the Big 3
Nick Kyrgios said: “All great in their own way, obviously.
I don't think we have ever seen someone maybe so dominant in their period of time as Novak Djokovic, like he went on that obviously 60-match winning streak or something really crazy. I think in my opinion I believe Roger Federer is the greatest of all time.
With his skill set, the way he plays the game, I think it's pure. I actually think talent-wise Nadal and Djokovic aren't even close to Roger. Talent-wise, just purely based on talent the way Federer plays, his hands, his serving, his volleys, untouchable.
Rafael Nadal you will never see someone so dominant on one surface ever. I don't think we will ever see that amazing accomplishment on clay, the best clay courter of all time. It's funny, because I think Roger is the greatest of all time but not the greatest of the era because his head-to-head against Rafa is not great.
But it's a tough one. The Australian Open 2021 has just begun and Nick Kyrgios got off to a great start at the Grand Slam. The Australian player completely thrashed Frederico Ferreira Silva in the first round in straight sets.
The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Nick Kyrgios will next face Ugo Humbert in the second round of the Australian Open 2021. After his great start, fans certainly have huge expectations from him. Will Kyrgios be able to lift his maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne this year?