Nick Kyrgios has not started the grass season on a high note, losing to Matteo Berrettini in a straight-set opening round match in Stuttgart. But the Australian hopes to play better in Queen's and Wimbledon. Speaking to Telegraph, Kyrgios commented on his criticism toward Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: "Regardless of what players say, my opinions won’t change.
A couple of people have loved it actually. I’m not going to mention names, but regardless if people like it or don’t like it they were just my honest thoughts." "I’m one of the best grass-courters in the world on my day so I know that I can back myself under pressure on this surface", Kyrgios added.
Recalling his runs in Wimbledon, where he achieved his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final in 2014 defeating Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios added: "I’ve had some epic matches. It’s just the tradition of Wimbledon is awesome - the crowds are very respectful, the courts are perfectly cut.
It’s the ultimate slam you want to win. And I don’t know how many more Wimbledons I will play so I can’t take these for granted. I feel like I could do better than quarter-finals. I did that when I was 19 without any training really. I love London, it’s very like Australia, and I really like being home. It has that home vibe about it."