In an interview to Sydney Morning Herald the former Australian player Sam Groth commented on Nick Kyrgios's continued problematic attitude. The Australian player trained on the tennis court for just a few weeks during the off-season and in the Brisbane International, he lost to Jeremy Chardy in the second round, in three sets.
Groth believes no one knows what Kyrgios's actual position is, with the Australian Open coming pretty soon. "I don't think we ever really know where he's at because he never really gives us a true look into how he's doing," said Groth. "There's always little things going on and he said that he didn't hit very much.
He was pretty good for about a set and a half and then once he went down that break in the second set yesterday there was just that little bit of a loss of interest again and you can't do that at this level. If you're going to play against these top guys and even though Chardy's ranked 40 in the world, he's a top player.
But anyone inside that top 100 you just can't do that [against]." Kyrgios was the 2018 Brisbane International champion and on Sunday, Kei Nishikori defeated Daniil Medvedev to win his first ATP title in almost three years.
Kyrgios had been bitten by a spider before the start of the tournament, which also added to his problems. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title