In an interview with The Age, Samantha Stosurwho will be present at the United Cup, talked about her countryman Nick Kyrgios. She explained: “It’s no secret that Nick loves team competitions and is at his best when he’s around other players.
We can’t wait for the first edition of the United Cup to start. There’s no better way to start the new year, as well as being an excellent testing ground in view of the Australian Open. We are a close-knit team and are ready to support each other during the event.”
In a video posted on Instagram, Patrick Mouratoglou highlighted the progress made by Kyrgios from a tactical point of view: “Contrary to what many people think, there are few players who understand the game like Nick Kyrgios.
He is almost always a shot ahead of to his opponent in a hypothetical game of chess. He understands well in advance what will happen on the other side of the net.” 2022 has been a year full of twists and turns. The season didn’ t start in the best way, given the very thorny Djokovic case who held court before the Australian Open.
The Serbian champion had to miss the Happy Slam and the US Open due to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, as well as having suffered serious image damage. His eternal rival Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open and the Roland Garros, proving once again that he is a living legend.
Nole narrowed the gap in the all-time Grand Slam rankings by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row, the seventh overall. The 35-year-old from Belgrade will try to hook Nadal already at the 2023 Australian Open, the three- year ban weighing on his head having been lifted.
Among the protagonists of 2022, it is impossible not to mention Carlos Alcaraz and Nick Kyrgios. The Spaniard won the US Open becoming the youngest number 1 in the history of men’s tennis, while the Australian reached the final at Wimbledon.