Nick Kyrgios: "Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are incredible"

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Nick Kyrgios: "Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are incredible"

Nick Kyrgios reached the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 tournament in Halle by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets. The Australian has confirmed his excellent form and will certainly be one of the players to be reckoned with at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios said: "I am happy to still be able to produce this level of play in the tournaments I compete in. It's a testament to the hard work I do when I'm not playing. I am very happy to advance in this event, I want to continue to achieve these great victories on the best courses in the world.

Hypothetical ranking on the grass? I think I would be in the top five or ten players in the world. I'm one of the best on grass, definitely. I feel comfortable on this surface."

Nick Kyrgios praises Federer, Djokovic and Nadal

Kyrgios, when asked about the future of tennis, spent words of great admiration for Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: "Is fantastic.

I think people take the value of the likes of Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Serena Williams for granted. It is rare to find samples of this magnitude. They are simply amazing. We have to enjoy these great legends as long as they keep playing.

Time is almost up for them. It will be amazing to see Serena Williams back on the pitch at Wimbledon, the biggest tournament in the world. Everyone should play Wimbledon and not think about points. Every child's dream is to win Wimbledon or at least play it.

Everyone knows this tournament, whether they are a tennis fan or not. Serena's is a great example to follow. You don't think about the ranking, I understand it. I repeat: I think everyone must play Wimbledon this year."

Kyrgios' reference to the controversy surrounding the London Slam is clear. The organizers of Wimbledon have in fact decided to exclude Russian and Belarusian tennis players and unleashed the reaction of the ATP. The Association of Tennis Professionals executives have announced that Wimbledon will not award points to competing tennis players. A measure not welcomed by a large number of tennis players.