“He Should Win Wimbledon”: Boris Becker Lauds Nick Kyrgios After Impressive Performance at Australian Open 2021

February 22, 2021 4:24 pm

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios had a short stint in the Australian Open 2021. Although he lost in the third round, he entertained fans with a great display of tennis. During his match against Dominic Thiem, he was up two sets before he lost the next three and crashed out of the first Major of the season. 

Six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker followed the Australian player’s journey keenly and found Nick’s performance and attitude positive. He also felt that the 25-year-old player has the potential to do wonders in the sport and can be crowned champion at Wimbledon one day. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Boris Becker: “Nick Kyrgios and I have had our differences”

The German legend stated, “Nick Kyrgios and I have had our differences but I have to say I was impressed with on-court attitude at this tournament, his five-setter with Dominic Thiem was among the matches of the fortnight. I have always thought that he should win Wimbledon at least once with the huge talent at his disposal.

Becker feels Kyrgios has the perfect game to achieve success at Wimbledon. The serve Nick has at his disposal along with the promptness he shows in his shot-making indicates that he has the tools to go the distance in London.  

The 53-year-old three-time Wimbledon winner added, “With that serve and his quick game, there is so much that he could achieve. Whether he does that is going to be down to one person – Nick himself.”

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios after winning their third round match REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

One of the best matches of the tournament was Kyrgios’ match against Thiem. Although the Australian star lost, he did show great progress in his game, especially as he had returned after a lengthy period of absence. 

Kyrgios made his return to the Tour after nearly a year; his last tournament in the previous season was at Acapulco 2020. He retired during the first-round match against Ugo Humbert due to a wrist injury. As the new season has begun only recently, fans can expect to see more of Nick. 

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Rohan Kollare

Rohan Kollare is a tennis author at EssentiallySports and is based in Mumbai. Prior to this, he has studied Business Management before which he worked at Disney Hotstar in content operations. During his early years, Rohan used to play tennis at the state and district levels. He idolizes Roger Federer.

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