John McEnroe

“He’s going to win the tournament” – McEnroe predicts shock US Open champion

Experienced commentator and former US Open champion John McEnroe says that if Nick Kyrgios can continue his current form then he will win his first Grand Slam singles title at this year’s US Open

Nick Kyrgios has cruised through to the quarter finals for the loss of just two sets beating the World no.1 along the way, and his serving and fitness have impressed McEnroe enough to claim that Kyrgios will win the tournament.

McEnroe was speaking to Eurosport when he said,

“First of all, I’ve said this before, the guy has got one of the greatest serves in the history of tennis. The guy was serving at 70% – I don’t think people realise that’s the highest on tour, how big he serves, how good his second serve is – now he is backing it up big time. If he plays like he did last night, he is going to win the tournament.”

Kyrgios is in the form of his life having reached the final of Wimbledon only to lose out to Novak Djokovic but he’s managed to maintain his focus during the US hard court swing.

McEnroe followed up by saying,

“The way Kyrgios is serving, I don’t care where you stand. If you stand well back, did you notice he started serving and volleying. The guy is a genius on the court, he doesn’t need a coach, he did an unbelievable job tactically.”

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.