Kyrgios says he can win Aussie; beat the best

Nick Kygrios’ tweet apologizing for roundly criticized, on-court remarks that Thanasi Kokkinakis had a relationship with Donna Vekic, Stan Wawrinka’ girlfriend.

Nick Krygios actually said that he can win the Australian Open.

Kyrgios knows that he is very good, but has he ever won the big show, knocking out the legends, those who have reached the finals at the Slams? The finals? No. The semifinals? No. He is a huge hitter, but not everyday. That is for sure.

But maybe its time now.

The 21-year-old Kyrgios, who crushed Gastao Elias in the first round of the Aussie Open, said that he can win the tournament.

Already?

“Well, if I didn’t think I’d win it, why would I play? I think I can win it. I’ve beaten pretty much everyone in the draw before,” he said. “So I think so.”

Kyrgios said that Roger Federer is the best ever, even though the Swiss said that the Aussie will not win the event.

The No. 13 Kyrgios won three events last year: Marseille, Atlanta and Tokyo, but he is mentally up and down. He’d play great tennis, like upsetting top-10ers Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic. Also, he was injured and lost to against a few outside of the top 100 players.

Federer said he didn’t think that Kyrgios is not ready to win the Australian Open.

“I’m not going to, like, say anything back to him about it. Obviously it’s his opinion,” Kyrgios said. “We’ll see. I’ve done everything I can so far. What can I say? It’s Roger. I can’t really say anything to him.  … He’s the greatest of all time. I know I just want to do my own thing. I played him once, I beat him once.”

Kyrgios beat Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-6(12) in 2015 in Madrid. That’s just one match. Kyrgios hasn’t won a major yet, while Federer has won 17 Grand Slams.

Kyrgios faces Andreas Seppi on Wednesday night. The Aussie should win in both the second and third rounds, but after that, here comes a huge challenge. He could face Wawrinka/Cilic/Tomic/Jack Sock/Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. And perhaps the No. 1, Andy Murray.  That, people, is serious pressure.

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