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Maybe at Wimbledon he could serve enough aces in tiebreakers to reach a SF? Or will he need to develop his forehand or backhand?
 

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With Nick it’s not the question of talent but motivation and consistency in the first place.
 

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Talent is overrated, a lot of talented players out there.

Kyrgios doesn't have the mental resilience + doesn't have the physical ability (unless slams change to best of 3 format) = his chances to win a slam in the next 2 years = 1% at most.
 

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At this point, he looks like someone who escaped from a mental hospital and took up tennis by an accident.

I really wonder if he has set himself at least one goal to strive to achieve as a tennis player.
 

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Could

But wont
 

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There's a bit of everything that's missing. Needs the inspiration, the fight, and focus. You see this in sporadic patches but he's not on the job enough to really dig his heels deep at the slam level. But just to say, SF is not an easy accomplishment. Some people do it and don't return to that stage. QF is a realistic target. He's made 2, but that was some time ago.
 

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Well, Kyrgios played his best tennis at this year's AO, and Nadal won 63 36 76(6) 76(4).
Can't fault his effort or his focus in that match.

Serve-bots rarely beat the elite players in best-of-5-sets, except for when Nadal loses on grass to serve-bots now and then.

But they met at 2019 Wimbledon and Nadal also won 63 36 76(5) 76(3), and that is the most intense version of Kyrgios I've ever seen.

And at 2019 US Open, Kyrgios lost to Rublev 76(5) 76(5) 63, but Rublev is the better all-around player, and Kyrgios held serve as expected.

Kyrgios has a great attitude in those big matches, but lacks the weapons.

Even back in 2014 Wimbledon, when Kyrgios peaked, Nadal was slumping (he didn't win a slam again until 2017) and Kyrgios still couldn't break Nadal's serve until the 4th Set. That says it all = serve-bot.
 

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Yes he is.

Who the hell knows what he does for the second part of his career now though.

It will take monumental dedication for him to start making GS semis
 

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Kyrgios saying he hates tennis is so goddamn hilarious. Can you imagine a janitor with millions in the bank but still going to work as a janitor? Lol that makes zero sense.
 

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Kyrgios saying he hates tennis is so goddamn hilarious. Can you imagine a janitor with millions in the bank but still going to work as a janitor? Lol that makes zero sense.
Plus he seems to be obsessed with other tennis players and even tennis commentators, judging by his tweets.
 

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Plus he seems to be obsessed with other tennis players and even tennis commentators, judging by his tweets.
He is incredibly insecure and has a huge ego so when he loses he fakes it and says that he doesnt try so he doesnt have to face the reality that he isnt good enough.
 

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Well home soil, pandemy and quarantine avoided, I guess everyone gonna shit their pants at drawing and cross their fingers to avoid Kyrgios in their own quarter.
 

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He is talented enough, but he's a headcase, I think we all know this
 

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Well, Kyrgios played his best tennis at this year's AO, and Nadal won 63 36 76(6) 76(4).
Can't fault his effort or his focus in that match.

Serve-bots rarely beat the elite players in best-of-5-sets, except for when Nadal loses on grass to serve-bots now and then.

But they met at 2019 Wimbledon and Nadal also won 63 36 76(5) 76(3), and that is the most intense version of Kyrgios I've ever seen.

And at 2019 US Open, Kyrgios lost to Rublev 76(5) 76(5) 63, but Rublev is the better all-around player, and Kyrgios held serve as expected.

Kyrgios has a great attitude in those big matches, but lacks the weapons.
So this thread was a set up to talk about Nadal?

I can't even hate.
 

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He's the most talented player in the world and has been since his teens. I was on centre court the day he embarrassed the great Nadal - the talent gap was a chasm. Talent is only 20% of what is required to be a great player. He hasn't improved in any aspects since that day. Seems he beat the big three, shrugged his shoulders and said - is that it? He has zero motivation to become a great player and it shows.
 

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While not many players can produce the brilliance of which Kyrgios is capable, anyone half-decent can look like a great player on their best day. The key is always producing a decent level of performance when you're not firing, and having the determination to keep fighting when you're playing poorly.

In short, any tennis player who wishes to achieve anything at any level must have the fortitude to dig in when the going gets tough. Kyrgios doesn't have the fortitude to cope with his PS5 controller breaking. He will never achieve anything of note in tennis. No-one has ever been good enough to turn the performance tap on and off when they feel like it.
 

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Where is his talent of mental stability?

Mindset is by far the most important part of the game and his is garbage. He'll be a top 30 guy for a few more years and then see ya later
 
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