‘That’s My Goal’ – Nick Kyrgios Aims to Pursue a Herculean Task at This Year’s Wimbledon Championships

Published 05/14/2022, 5:57 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Paul Childs

As of today, Nick Kyrgios is not counted in the elite list of champions. However, the Australian is eyeing to join the list soon. The 27-year-old has recently given out his major goal of the year.

During the Sunshine Double, Kyrgios announced that he will be missing out on the clay-court season to prepare better for the grass courts. However, he has bigger goals than just preparing to play on grass. Instead, he wants to win the ultimate major in tennis – The Wimbledon Championships.

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Nick Kyrgios aiming for a Wimbledon title

Kyrgios is currently in Australia with his girlfriend and family. Spending quality time off the court, he is expected to make a comeback in the grass-court season. However, despite not being active on-court, Kyrgios hasn’t failed to interact with his fans. Known for his social media presence, Kyrgios recently held an Ask me Anything session on his Instagram handle.

Considering his mighty fan following, Kyrgios in no time received an inbox full of questions. Answering the questions, the Aussie came across a fan question that read ‘You winning Wimbledon or what?

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Paul Childs

Over the years, Kyrgios has had a decent run on the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The 27-year-old has played at the Mecca of Tennis a total of seven times so far. His best result came in 2014 when he reached the quarterfinals.

Last year, the Australian reached the third round at SW19. However, unlike the past, he plans to take a step forward and be in the winning shoes this season.

Answering the fan’s question, Kyrgios said, “That’s my goal.” To emphasize more on the point, Kyrgios also posted a throwback photo of him playing at Wimbledon.

A champion-like feel at the Australian Open

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Nick Kyrgios is planning to win Wimbledon. However, going down the history line, he already has had a similar experience at this year’s Australian Open.

Missing on to the warm-up tournaments, Kyrgios opted to start his 2022 season directly from the Australian Open. Even though he kicked off the campaign with a first-round win over Liam Broady, he was pushed out of the competition in the second round with a defeat by Daniil Medvedev.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 18, 2022 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against Britain’s Liam Broady REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Even though he suffered an early round in the singles draw, a bigger picture was waiting for the Aussie in the doubles draw. Entering the draw with Thanasi Kokkinakis, Kyrgios outplayed some of the best pairs on the men’s tour to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Winning the title, he also wrote history by becoming the first all-Australian pair to win the Australian Open since 1997.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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