After the Wimbledon final, probably the most important match of his career, Nick Kyrgios took a short break and returned to the court in the evening at the ATP tournament in Washington, an event he has already won in the past, exactly in 2019.
Excellent performance by Nick, who easily beat American Marcus Giron, whom he defeated with a clear 6-3, 6-2. At the press conference, the Australian tennis player spoke about the match and many topics, here are his words: “Last year’s tournament in Washington was bitter for me, I lost in the first round and it was a period in which many things happened.
I didn’t have good memories of Washington, so. Before the match I was nervous, I know I have won this tournament before, but I was still worried and wanted to make a good impression in front of my fans. I have been training a lot to improve my tennis, also mentally, and my goal was to put on a good show.
The words with the public at match point? I’ve done it before, I think it’s a very nice thing for someone who has paid to see you play, whether it’s a little kid or an old lady like it was this time, I think it’s special for them.
Honestly, as a spectator of a tennis match, I would like to experience something like that.” The tennis player then spoke of the trial against him for the accusations of his ex-girlfriend and Nick responded decisively: “I always knew I would be here playing now.
I have the people I love by my side, I can just play tennis and work, enjoy the world with my beautiful girlfriend. That’s all I think. The doubles and the victory in Atlanta? Doubles is always fun, especially when you’re playing with a friend.
Sure it’s better to play doubles than practice and of course this brings you more money, winning another title with Thanasi was great. Last week I lost in the first round, but this gave me more motivation now, it helped me and I think I played an excellent match.”
Nick Kyrgios is in excellent shape
In his press conference following his victory over Paul, Nick Kyrgios said that had he been seeded, he wouldn’t have had to go through his ordeal at the tournament. “I think a seeded player doesn’t even play his first round,” said Kyrgios.
Last night, I played a first round, tough first round, and I got drug tested until 12:00 a.m. midnight and expected to play tonight. He (a seeded player) gets to bed at the time he wants to get to bed. Eats what he wants to eat.
I was told to eat in the cafe when there was no food. These are just things I think a seeded player won’t have to deal with.”