Tennis - Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker, who was known for his own Boom Boom serve, says that Australian Nick Kyrgios has the best serve in the game today.
Tennis legend Boris Becker: Australian Nick Kyrgios is the best server in tennis today
Back in his days, Becker was known among the biggest servers in tennis.
He is also a tennis commentator and has coached Novak Djokovic to several Grand Slam titles, so he surely knows the game pretty well. Currently, Becker is associated with the website Top Level Tennis, where he is also involved in a role as coach.
During a recent session that was posted on the Instagram account of Top Level Tennis, the German says, “The purest server in today’s game is an Australian. Forget the rest, just the serve." When one of the students responded by saying Kyrgios' name, Becker agrees and says, "He is the best server, if it’s just the serve, in today’s game.
This guy without much practice, when he is on, you can’t touch his serve for half an hour." Below is the video of Becker from the Instagram account of Top Level Tennis where he is seen talking about Nick Kyrgios' serve.
Kyrgios is known for his big serve and tremendous shot-making ability although he has struggled with consistency in matches and also with the expectations of the fans and the media.
He has also been criticised for his temperament on the court at times, but still remains one of the biggest crowd pullers in the game. The Australian has also been quite vocal about several issues in recent times off the court - helping people in need during the current pandemic and also raising awareness about the bushfires in January during the Australian Open event.
Nick Kyrgios, a former World No. 13, is currently ranked No. 40 in the world. He has won six ATP titles and has reached eight ATP finals, including the 2017 Cincinnati Masters in his career so far. At the majors, he has reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the quarterfinals of the 2015 Australian Open.
Kyrgios has decided not to travel to the United States for the upcoming Western & Southern Open and the US Open in New York due to concerns about the global health crisis and says he is not sure if he will play the events in Europe as well.