WATCH: Kyrgios Claims He 'Probably Would Have A Couple Of Slams' In Different Tennis Era

WATCH: Kyrgios Claims He 'Probably Would Have A Couple Of Slams' In Different Tennis Era

by Jordan Reynolds

Nick Kyrgios believes he would be a Grand Slam champion if he had not been competing in such a difficult era in tennis.

The Australian is currently doing commentary work at this year's Australian Open. He has largely received a positive reaction from fans for this, and Kyrgios gave Carlos Alcaraz a piece of advice after the Spaniard's loss in the quarterfinal.

Kyrgios also provided some funny anecdotes while doing his media work. This included one story of Roger Federer putting Kyrgios in a 3-star hotel during a training camp, which he humorously said he expected to be more luxurious.

The 2022 Wimbledon runner-up has also clarified that retirement is not on the agenda for him. Some fans thought this was the case after an article Kyrgios recently wrote where he touched on retirement, but he is now clear he plans to return.

During this year's Australian Open, Kyrgios did a video where he looked back at some memories from his career, and he made an interesting claim about how the era he played in affected his career.

Kyrgios said he sometimes wishes he did not play in the same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray in their primes.

The 28-year-old then gave his view that had he not been playing in that incredible era in tennis history, he would have a couple of Grand Slams under his belt, due to the exceptional level the Australian was capable of producing.

"I wish I wasn't playing in era of prime Murray, prime Federer, prime Nadal, and prime Djokovic, I would have had a couple of Slams under my belt."

This is an interesting topic for discussion. It is undoubtedly true that Kyrgios is a special talent, and the fact it was Djokovic who stopped him in the final at Wimbledon 2022 may prove his point about the impact of the Big 4 on his career.

However, others could point to the fact that Kyrgios had not reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in over seven years before Wimbledon 2022, which shows he was regularly losing to players outside the Big 4 anyway.

Tennis fans will have different views on the matter, but it is good to see Kyrgios still talking so passionately about the sport.


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