Sport Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon

19:41  03 july  2018
19:41  03 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Tennis - Tricky Nicky? Kyrgios ready to get serious

  Tennis - Tricky Nicky? Kyrgios ready to get serious <p>With his often nonchalant approach and penchant for trick shots, Nick Kyrgios often gives the impression that grafting away throughout a two-week grand slam is not really his cup of tea.</p>While his talent has never been disputed since he stunned Rafael Nadal with an audacious fourth-round display at Wimbledon in 2014, his volatile temperament has too often been his undoing, regularly landing him in hot water.

“I just serve big and play big,” Kyrgios said. Kyrgios appears to have a reasonable draw at Wimbledon , where he will play Denis Istomin in the first round, the winner to face Robin Haase or Marius Copil.

Querrey famously ended the title defences of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon over the past two years but was unable to crack Kyrgios 's untouchable serve in a 6-4 7-6 (9-7) loss on Wednesday.

a person standing in front of her: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios cranked down 42 aces as he opened his Wimbledon campaign with 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3 win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin on Tuesday.

Wimbledon © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Wimbledon

The Australian showman saved two set points in the first set and was briefly rattled when 92nd-ranked Istomin grabbed the third on a tiebreak on Court 12.

a man hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Wimbledon

Kyrgios railed against his entourage and kept up a regular dialogue with the umpire and anyone who would listen but remained focussed enough to break decisively in the eighth game of the fourth set before completing victory with another ace.

Murray's Wimbledon challenge to Kyrgios

  Murray's Wimbledon challenge to Kyrgios Two-time champion Andy Murray has anointed Nick Kyrgios as a serious Wimbledon title threat but says the combustible Australian must control his emotions.Murray, who himself pulled out of the tournament on Sunday, anointed Kyrgios as a legitimate title contender, acknowledging that anyone able to rocket down 98 aces in four matches at Queen's loomed as a serious threat.

Querrey famously ended the title defences of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon over the past two years, but was unable to crack Kyrgios ' untouchable serve in a 6-4 7-6 (9-7) loss on Wednesday.

Twenty-year-old Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was knocked out of Wimbledon in the fourth round Monday when he seemingly melted down the middle of the match against Richard Gasquet. Early in the second set, Kyrgios was serving down

a man hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Wimbledon The 23-year-old will face Dutchman Robin Haase or Romanian Marius Copil for a place in the third round where he could potentially face fellow Australian Bernard Tomic.

a man hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Wimbledon Kyrgios was in impressive form leading into the championships with strong runs in Stuttgart, where he pushed Roger Federer hard, and at Queen's Club where he served almost 100 aces in four matches before losing in the semis to Marin Cilic.

Former Wimbledon champ slams 'pathetic' Kyrgios .
Nick Kyrgios is aiming to be Australia's first Wimbledon champ since 2002, but now a former champ has slammed him for his work ethic.Speaking on BBC's Wimbledon coverage after Kyrgios' straight-set win over Robin Haase, Bartoli was very clear in her assessment of the controversial 22-year-old's title hopes.

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