Nick Kygios cannot so easily forget the mixed emotions he experienced at Wimbledon in just two weeks, from his best match against Krajinovic to the final act with Novak Djokovic, without forgetting the exciting battle with Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Australian confessed in an interesting interview with Prakash Amritraj released in view of the Washington ATP.
Kyrgios teases Tsitsipas again
The Canberra native commented on the last result on London grass: "You just have to be a mental animal to win a Grand Slam.
I think I give Novak, Federer and Nadal a little more respect now. It's amazing to play against one of them in the final: Nole seemed to be fresh, that he hadn't been playing tennis in the last two weeks and never seemed upset.
You can lose a Grand Slam in one day, but you can't win one. It takes so many days. You know you have to play a game and have a day off, you have to have the mental capacity to keep doing the same things for two weeks at the highest level." The satisfaction of having played a final: "It's exciting, I still look back and draw so much confidence from it.
It struck me that I got to the bottom and was only one obstacle to lift the trophy. I think every tennis player who picks up a racket one day wants to win Wimbledon. I think it's the greatest title ever. I also talked to my team that if I won the competition I would lose some motivation." Then he continued: "I couldn't sleep for two days after Rafa retired.
Physically I felt great, but mentally. I put together my best performance in a Grand Slam against Krajinovic and then the Tsitsipas match is it was a roller coaster, in which I pulled my muscles out. It was the tournament of a lifetime and there is no reason to forget it." During the chat from Kyrgios came an attack towards Tsitsipas: "I have many doubles tournaments to play, even in Washington. I am super excited by the idea. My last partner was Stefanos, it can't get worse than that."