'I Still Think About That Match Every Day': Kyrgios On Wimbledon Final Loss To Djokovic

'I Still Think About That Match Every Day': Kyrgios On Wimbledon Final Loss To Djokovic

by Zachary Wimer

Nick Kyrgios once stood in the Wimbledon final, and it's still a match he thinks about often, as he recently revealed.

Kyrgios was always considered a huge talent who simply never really lived up to his potential. It was his own fault because he didn't take it seriously, and it left many, most notably John McEnroe, very frustrated.

He did take the sport seriously in recent years, investing a lot of time into fitness and practice, and it worked out wonderfully for his tennis. The pinnacle of that was his appearance in the Wimbledon final a few years ago, where he won the opening set against Novak Djokovic.

He wasn't able to win the match, which he still thinks about because he came so close to winning that one major event he sees as really special. If he could pick one event to win, it's Wimbledon, and he didn't get it done.

"I won the first set and I'm two sets away... I feel like I still think about that match every day like what if I had played those two sets better like I won five sets in a row against Novak. I beat him twice before that, didn't drop a set, won the first which means five sets in a row and then I lose three straight."

Kyrgios on his podcast

He even joked that he was probably born a few years too early because if he had been born five years later, he wouldn't have had to battle prime Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray.

"My era was so tough like, when I was 21-22, playing prime Novak, Nadal, Federer, and Murray, every fourth round, if you think about it, they were unbeatable. I make it to the fourth round… it was like everything, then I was left in the draw with these guys, I needed to be born five years later."


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