Nick Kyrgios will head into the French Open having just one clay match win in his belt, against Daniil Medvedev in Rome. The Australian player was scheduled on the Central Court and in a press conference he was asked how much he enjoys playing on show courts.
"That's the nicest question I've had in my life. Yeah, it was a lot of fun. Today I knew it was going to be tough. Medvedev is an unbelievable player. He's had a great year. Last year he played really well. I knew today was going to be very tough because I haven't played much on the clay.
I just tried to serve really big. I tried to dictate as much as I could. A lot of drop shots. I was trying to throw him off his game because I knew he loves rhythm. He's a great player. Today was a lot of fun. I thought the crowd was a lot of fun.
Yeah, I think it's very important to go out there and put on a bit of a show." "I just like home. I don't really like leaving Canberra, my home. It's all the same to me. I just play tennis. When I get to go home, I'm super happy.
When I leave home, I'm unhappy." On Ruud, Kyrgios concluded: "I don't know much about him. I know he loves the clay. He's had a pretty good couple of months. He's obviously won a lot of matches, playing well.
I know it's going to be a grind. I'm going to try to keep things on my terms. He beat a quality player last round. He did play well. I'm not even thinking about it. Nothing is going to change for me. I'm just going to go out there and serve and just play on instinct, see how it goes."