In an interview to Metro the former world No. 4 Tim Henman commented on Nick Kyrgios's controversial quotes about Novak Djokovic, Fernando Verdasco and Toni Nadal. The Brit, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals four times, said: ‘I think when you look at Kyrgios, first and foremost you’re looking at him as a player.
The question it comes back to is: what is success? How do you quantify success? It’s very easy in sport to look at it as winning and losing and that’s probably not the best way. I think the way you quantify it is maximising your potential.
So is Nick Kyrgios maximising his potential? My opinion is no, he’s not. That’s, first and foremost, most disappointing for him but I think it’s also disappointing for tennis. I think there is a character but there’s an enormous talent.
I want to see him get his head down and concentrate on what he’s doing and then play the tennis he’s capable of more often." "So I don’t put him in that bracket but he’s a great player, he should be winning tournaments and challenging for the majors.’ It begs the question, will he ever actually do that? ‘I’m not a fortune teller.
I hope so… but only time will tell." Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open due to illness. He is set to compete again at the next month's Stuttgart Mercedes Cup.