Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios insists he knows no one wanted to play him in the first round at Wimbledon. Kyrgios, ranked at No. 61 in the world, hasn't played since February and losing in the Australian Open third round.
Kyrgios, a former world No. 13, isn't putting to much pressure on himself ahead of Wimbledon but he is hoping to make a deep run at the tournament. Kyrgios' best result at Wimbledon came in 2015 and 2016, when he made back-to-back round-of-16 stage.
“I know it’s not going to be easy to just turn the switch on, and I can’t expect myself to be playing the best type of tennis that I was maybe a couple years ago at Wimbledon,” Kyrgios said. “I’m not putting too much expectations or pressure on myself, but generally I feel pretty good.
I feel physically not bad. “I’ve been hitting a fair bit on the grass, trying to get two hits a day, trying to find my feet because it’s been almost two years since I’ve been on the grass. It’s been fun just being back here seeing a lot of the tennis world”.
Kyrgios drawn to play Ugo Humbert
Kyrgios, who beat Humbert in the Australian Open second round earlier this year, is set to again meet the Frenchman at a Major. “I know for a fact that no one here wanted to play me first round and I feel completely confident going into this match.
I’m not saying that I’m the favourite, but I know how to play on grass, I’ve won a lot of matches on grass. It’s going to be fun,” Kyrgios said. “I’m the underdog and I feel as if all I can do is just prepare and do as much as I can these next two, three days to get on the court and have fun. It’s Wimbledon”.