Nick Kyrgios claims he is a ‘top five or top 10 player’ on grass
World number 65 Nick Kyrgios has made a bold claim that he is among the “top five or top 10” players in the world on grass ahead of this years Wimbledon.
The Australian famously burst into the scene back in 2014 at Wimbledon when he beat Rafael Nadal to become the first man to reach the last eight on debut in a decade.
However, despite an impressive start to his grass court and Wimbledon career, he remains title-less on grass and hasn’t made it past the third round of Wimbledon since 2016.
Even though his form on grass hasn’t matched his claims in recent years, he has begun this grass-court season well having reached the semi-finals at the Stuttgart Open last week.
He continued this good form at the Halle Open on Tuesday as he won his opening round match, cruising past Daniel Altmaier to reach the second round.
When quizzed about his ability on a grass court Kyrgios claimed he was a “top five or top 10 player” and that he feels “comfortable on the grass.”
In a recent interview, the 27-year-old told reporters, “On grass, you know, I would be top five, top 10 in the world, definitely.
“If I’m feeling good on grass, I feel really, really comfortable on it.”
Australian doubles legend Todd Woodbridge also voiced his opinion on Nick Kyrgios’s grass court credentials as he claimed if the man from Canberra is on his game he can “beat everyone.”
“Nick is actually trained and focused on this season, so this is a good start to the grass-court season. If there is any player in the field outside of Novak [Djokovic] that can play well enough and beat everyone on grass, it’s Nick.
“So, it’s about, ‘How does he deal with the expectation as he goes into this one this time?
🎾 Free >> Join our legendary newsletter
🎾 Read >> World’s best tennis magazine
🎾 Watch >> How to enjoy ATP/WTA/Slam tennis on TV