Nick Kyrgios makes it clear how he feels about prospect of being unseeded at US Open
World No. 47 Nick Kyrgios insists he is not concerned by the prospect of being unseeded at the US Open as he is confident he has a “top-10 level” when he is feeling and playing well. Before the start of Wimbledon, tennis pundits and experts all agreed that Kyrgios was the most dangerous unseeded player in the draw and someone who seeded players would want to avoid.
Kyrgios, 27, ended up making his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and he certainly proved why he was idenfitied as a major threat before the start of The Championships. Now, Kyrgios could once again be an unseeded player at a Grand Slam and someone who will seeded players want to avoid at the US Open.
“I’ve been that floater my whole career. Players know that whether I’m seeded or not the ball’s kind of out of their court. If I’m confident and playing well they can’t really do much. I’m 60 in the world but I feel like I’m top 10 always,” Kyrgios said, per Ricky Dimon.
Nick on likely being unseeded at USO: “I’ve been that floater my whole career. Players know that whether I’m seeded or not the ball’s kind of out of their court. If I’m confident and playing well they can’t really do much.
I’m 60 in the world but I feel like I’m top 10 always.” — Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) July 27, 2022
Novak Djokovic encouraged Kyrgios to keep believing
In the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios competed extremely well but Djokovic still found a way to clinch a 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3) win.
After the final, Djokovic encouraged Kyrgios to keep believing and that he would certainly have more great Grand Slam runs. “Nick, you’ll be back,” Djokovic told Kyrgios during on-court trophy presentation.
“Not just at Wimbledon, but in finals. I know it’s tough to find words of consolation after a tough loss like this, but you showed why you deserve to be one of the best players in the world, particularly on this surface.
Congrats to you and your team for an amazing tournament, I wish you all the best.” Meanwhile, Kyrgios pulled out of this week’s Atlanta Open because of a knee injury. Kyrgios badly wanted to compete in Atlanta but he didn’t want to risk aggravating his injury and potentially missing the US Open.