Nick Kyrgios: I have proven myself, tough draws don't bother me



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Nick Kyrgios: I have proven myself, tough draws don't bother me

World No. 93 Nick Kyrgios is not concerned about his ranking as he thinks everyone knows of what he is capable of. Kyrgios, a former world No. 13, has six ATP titles in his collection. Also, Kyrgios said he talks a lot but acknowledged that he beaten a lot of notable names Kyrgios has at least one win over each member of the Big Three group.

“If I'm ranked 1000 or 10 in the world everyone knows what I'm capable of on tour,” Kyrgios said, per the ATP website. “I'm not a player that hasn't proven himself… I talk a lot, but I also have beaten a lot of players and I have won a lot of tournaments.

“I won Acapulco unseeded and I beat four Top 10 players. So tough draws [don’t bother me]… That's not something I'm focusing on, honestly. I just want to go out there and have fun. People are expecting me to put on a good show and I think I'm capable of doing that still”.

Kyrgios set to start his season in Sydney

Kyrgios pulled out of this week's Melbourne Summer Set because he felt unwell. “Last week, with everything floating around these days, obviously I thought it was Covid,” he said.

“I was feeling pretty average… I was testing with these rapid tests and all this other stuff, I was testing a lot, came back negative every single time. “I just wanted to get over that. I still am feeling some effects, like my breathing is a little bit affected.

I don't feel 100 per cent on court as yet… I didn't want to start last week at like 60 per cent... I didn't want to go out there and force myself to play under those circumstances”. Kyrgios is set to make his second appearance in Sydney. Kyrgios lost to Jerzy Janowicz in the Sydney first round in 2015.