The path that allowed Nick Kyrgios to play his first final in a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon could really change the destiny of one of the most talented players on the ATP Tour. Despite the many ups and downs, the Australian has nevertheless found a way to express his best tennis with continuity and face the important moments of the matches with greater determination.
Only in the final, against Novak Djokovic, did the Canberra native show part of that personality that does not allow him to make the definitive leap in quality. There were two empty passes that punished Kyrgios and directed the last act of the Championships in the second and third set.
The Australian lost his serve to zero in the fourth game of the second set and threw a serving time that seemed to be closed at 4-4 during the third portion of the game.
McEnroe on Kyrgios: "Tennis needs him"
If Toni Nadal criticized Kyrgios' attitude and style, John McEnroe decided to take his defense.
The American legend has indeed spent words of great admiration for the tennis player born in 1995. "Nick Kyrgios has the demons of him, but tennis needs someone like him," said McEnroe. "He's a good guy, he's well-liked in the locker room, he does a lot of charity.
He's got demons, we all have this fear of failure and the question is how much more you can live with. His shots are incredible, he's incredibly talented and a lot intelligent. He is a crazy player when he wants to be.
I should train him, but he is untouchable. In any case, the boy does not need a coach, he is a genius. He needs Sigmund Freud to come out of the grave and find a way to keep Nick going for a couple of years because he would be of great help," concluded McEnroe.
Nick Kyrgios will be one of the great protagonist of the upcoming season on the North American hard-courts, a swing which will have its climax in the fortnight between August and September, at the US Open.