In an interview with Sport Klub, the 2003 Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis commented on Nick Kyrgios's momentum. The Australian has had a poor season so far except his title in Acapulco. "By certain things, you can see that he is not happy.
It‘s not about tennis, it‘s about him as a human being. He‘s a great kid, but he has acted out and he has made himself an easy target." Philippoussis continued, "Firstly, he needs to solve personal issues that affect his tennis, my conversation with him wouldn‘t be about tennis at all.
He‘s still got time to turn it around and fulfill his potential, but let‘s be honest, the time is running out. I did not see him at all lately, I watched some videos and read something. He is not a bad guy at all, he is a good guy, he had some controversies.
We have similar origins and we know what the expectations on the shoulders are and how pressure is. When I spoke to him, we did not speak at all about tennis but only as a man: 'What are you doing, how are you, what's happening?' I would not even ask him about tennis.
He needs to make sacrifices in order to change. He needs a team to take care of him, what's better for him and who can drive him towards certain goals." Kyrgios lost to Matteo Berrettini in the opening round in straight sets in Stuttgart.