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Wimbledon: When I see Nick Kyrgios play, he seems more committed in his game – American legend Chris Evert

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Nick Kyrgios came from behind to beat Serbia’s Laslo Djere 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-6(1) at the Mallorca Championships on June 21 before withdrawing from the tournament due to pain in his abdominal muscle.

Australian Nick Kyrgios in action during an ATP Tour match. (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nick Kyrgios withdrew from Mallorca Championships
  • Chris Evert said Kyrgios seems committed in his game
  • 2022 Wimbledon will take place from June 27 to July 10

American legend Chris Evert believes that Australian Nick Kyrgios could have a breakthrough at the upcoming Wimbledon, which begins on June 27.

The 27-year-old often bamboozles his opponents with a number of incredible shots, but it is his on-court antics and run-ins with umpires that overpowers his talent.

However, the 18-time Grand Slam champion Evert said that she has been impressed by what she has seen from Kyrgios and added that the Australian seems more committed in his game.

“I’ve been watching him a lot since I’ve been bedridden with Covid,” Evert, who last month finished chemotherapy for stage one ovarian cancer, was quoted as saying.

“I feel like since the Australian Open, where he won the doubles title and he had that match with Medvedev, something clicked in him because lately when I see him play, he seems more committed in his game.

“Yes, we still see the occasional arguing with the umpire, but it’s not happening as much. He seems fitter and like he has belief in himself now.”

Evert further said that Kyrgios’ commitment to the game was in doubt instead of his talent.

“When everyone said, ‘Why isn’t it happening, he’s lazy’ and they criticized Nick, I always said it will come in his own time. When he wants it, it’s all his … and it seems like it is getting nearer to that time.”

Kyrgios came from behind to beat Serbia’s Laslo Djere 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-6(1) at the Mallorca Championships on June 21 before withdrawing from the tournament due to pain in his abdominal muscle.

The 2022 Wimbledon will take place from June 27 to July 10. The draw for the Championships will be announced on Friday (June 24).



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