Nick Kyrgios: Like it or not, I’m one of the best grass-court players in the world

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Nick Kyrgios

Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios has claimed he is one of the best grass court players in the world, and backed himself to prove it at Wimbledon next month.

The 24-year-old has never been beyond the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam, with Wimbledon in 2014 his joint best performance on the biggest stage.

However, he says that he is a completely different player on grass than he is on other surfaces, and is an especially powerful presence at Wimbledon.

“I’m one of the best grass-courters in the world on my day so I know that I can back myself under pressure on this surface.”

“I’ve always felt pretty comfortable on the grass,” he said.

“My record at Wimbledon’s pretty good. I feel like I’ve had some great memories, really fond memories there – that’s where it all started for me.

“I’ve had some epic matches. It’s just the tradition of Wimbledon is awesome – the crowds are very respectful, the courts are perfectly cut.

“It’s the ultimate slam you want to win. And I don’t know how many more Wimbledons I will play so I can’t take these for granted.

“I feel like I could do better than quarter-finals. I did that when I was 19 without any training really.”

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