Nick Kyrgios absolutely crushed 26th-seeded Filip Krajinovic at Wimbledon and afterward said his goal was to remind everyone that he's "pretty good." On Thursday, Kyrgios delivered a masterclass performance as he dismantled Krajinovic 6-2 6-3 6-1.
In the first set, Kyrgios didn't lose a single point on his serve. Kyrgios went without allowing Krajinovic a single break point during the match. On the other side, Kyrgios was constantly clinching break points as he realized 6-of-15 of his break points.
"I want to remind people that I'm pretty good," Kyrgios said after crushing Krajinovic, per the ATP website. "This is the tournament I circle on my calendar, which I look forward to all year. It's the Grand Slam where I have the best opportunity."
Kyrgios happy he received another chance
In the first round, Kyrgios survived a scare as he needed five sets to beat British qualifier Paul Jubb. Two days later, Kyrgios performed much better and it is safe to say he has bounced back well after a not-so-great opener.
“Getting over the line in that first round was massive,” Kyrgios said. “I have been playing some really good tennis in the past month, so I was really surprised with the way I played the other day. It wasn’t great.
But there were a lot of positive. I didn’t play anywhere near my best but got through it. Today I was in my zone, great body language, just played well. I just wanted to remind everyone that I am pretty good”. Next up for Kyrgios will be a familar face as he plays next Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Kyrgios and Tsitsipas will be going head-to-head for the fifth when they meet at Wimbledon. Kyrgios will be looking to clinch his fourth win over Tsitsipas as he has a 3-1 head-to-head versus the Greek. Kyrgios and Tsitsipas are set to play for the second time this grass season as the Australian beat the Greek in Halle two weeks ago.