Nick Kyrgios is ready for the Australian Open and eager to prove himself. "I am one of the best players in the world, so I’m definitely going to go into the Australian Open, any tournament, with confidence,” he said, as quoted by eurosport.com.
“It’s a bit different this time around [with me] being one of the favourites.
Usually, I’m a dark horse type thing, but now, obviously, after the year I’ve had, I’m one of the favourites, so it’s kind of new for me as well.
This is the first time I’ve genuinely gone into a Slam feeling like I’m one of the guys that can really take the trophy and knock on the door.
I don’t know what I’m going to be feeling when I get out there.
Usually I’ve got nothing to lose and just putting on a show, but I’ve got to try to really find that balance. Fourteen days to win one of these things is not easy.
Obviously, I’m capable, but so many other people are capable as well”.
Nick Kyrgios on Novak Djokovic
Kyrgios believes that Djokovic is still the favorite, despite rumors that he is injured. “I haven’t heard anything else.
He knows what he needs to be feeling moving forwards.
But I wouldn’t have any doubt. I still think he’s a clear favourite”. Kyrgios believes that Djokovic is one of the greatest and that he has a good chance to win. “I know people are always going to have people they hate on court and people they love.
I’m one of the players that deals with it everywhere. I would just say Novak’s here, and he hasn’t made any rules. He’s here, and all he wants to do is put on a show," said Kyrgios.
“He’s chasing things that athletes rarely are able to chase.
He’s one of the greatest athletes of all time, not just on a tennis court. I know there are going to be people that won’t want him to win, but I think they just can’t cross that line as fans”.