Recently, John McEnroe spoke about feisty Australian Nick Kyrgios, saying that the young gun is running out of time. Australian Davis Cup Captian Lleyton Hewitt is not giving up on the fellow Australian but wants him to take a more professional approach this time around.
"There's still time, absolutely - but it goes quickly," Hewitt said. "It goes quickly and you get the next group of kids coming up as well and they'll be challenging next and they'll see Alexander Zverev now is on the plate.” “Two years ago, Nick was probably ahead of Zverev in terms of what a lot of people thought his potential was.
Zverev's done absolutely everything right. He is the ultimate professional and he has been from day dot from when I've seen him around on the tour.” He is also supporting Kyrgios’ approach on taking professional help to battle his demons.
"Anything to try and help him out," said the former world No.1. "It's just been another frustrating year, especially not being able to finish the year as he would have liked after how he started the year." He further added, “And that's where he's got to get back what he wants to get out of the game and doing all the right rehab and prehab and looking after his body.
Otherwise it will be the same scenario.” Legendary tennis player John Newcombe also agrees with Hewitt, saying that the key to Kyrigos' success is being in top physical condition. "If he got himself into 100 per cent physical shape, he'd stop getting all the niggling injuries.
That would be a big step forward," said Newcombe. "Because as you get into the mid 20s and late 20s, if you're not fully fit, you haven't done the homework, you're going to get more and more injuries." ALSO READ Sam Stosur to work with Childhood coach