Nick Kyrgios feels confident ahead of the Australian Open. The Canberra native did not start the new season in the best possible way as he lost to Jeremy Chardy as a defending champion in the Brisbane International second round, but in Melbourne, Kyrgios can count on the bigger atmosphere and on his big game too.
But he will be unseeded, although he said that it did not matter to him. 'Seeded or not, I know what it takes to get to the second week of a slam,' said Kyrgios. 'I know that by the second week you want to try and get in and out as fast as you can.
I don’t have the luxury of maybe not drawing a seed first round. It is what it is at the moment but I’m not thinking about it.' Kyrgios loves playing the first Major of the year: “I’m obviously really lucky to have another chance to play an Australian Open.
You don’t take these things for granted. I’m really looking forward to it, this is my favourite time of the year, the Aussie summer, getting in front of the home crowd. I had a good Aussie summer last year. I want to go further.
I’ve played in a lot of grand slams and I know that nothing is guaranteed, so I want to go out there and make the most of it. I feel good. Being at home helps. I had Christmas at home and just being with my family helped a lot.
Right now mentally I feel good. I’ve got a week until the Aus Open starts. I’m not going to think about it too much. I’m just going to stay laid back ... then just go after it.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title