Alex Corretja weighs in on Nick Kyrgios' US Open chances

Kyrgios hoping to cap off his big summer with a strong US Open run.

by Dzevad Mesic
Alex Corretja weighs in on Nick Kyrgios' US Open chances

Alex Corretja thinks Nick Kyrgios will be a real threat at the US Open and the Australian could very easily make another deep Grand Slam run. This summer, Kyrgios made his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon. After Wimbledon, Kyrgios continued his strong form during the North American hard court swing as he won Washington and reached the Montreal quarterfinal.

In Montreal, Kyrgios defeated Daniil Medvedev. “Explosive! We're going to see probably the best Kyrgios that we have ever seen because he's got experience from Wimbledon," Corretja told Eurosport. "He's got experience from the summertime, where he's been playing very, very well.

Of course, I think he ran a little bit out of gas at the last tournament, but he had time to recover and he's going to be at the US Open super well. So I think Nick is going to be very dangerous to play against him. I said already that before, at Wimbledon, and I'm lucky enough that he reached the final, not lucky but lucky that I said that."

Corretja: Kyrgios will have the crowd on his side

Kyrgios' reputation may not be the best but the truth is that his matches always feature a sold out crowd.

The crowds love Kyrgios and Corretja feels the Australian will have the New York crowd on his side. “The crowd in New York will love him. I mean, for sure, because he's the perfect type of player to play in New York. And New York is show.

New York is all about everything. It's huge and Nick suits perfect to that ambience and to that crowd. So I think he could be easily one of the home crowd favourites," Corretja added. In the US Open first round, Kyrgios plays his close friend Thanasi Kokkinakis. Earlier this season, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis won the Australian Open men's doubles title.

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