Nick Kyrgios, currently ranked number 45 in the world will enter the Wimbledon 2022 main draw without a seeding. With Kyrgios’s current performance making two semifinal appearances in two tournaments, he is one of the most dangerous floaters along with Andy Murray for the Championships. He has a very big serve and a game well suited to grass he is one of the toughest opponents to face on a grass court.
Kyrgios’s biggest success at Wimbledon came in 2014 when the Australian made it to the quarterfinal, defeating Rafael Nadal in the fourth round in four sets. Though he has never been able to repeat his success of 2014, he is still not the opponent any seeded player would like to face in their starting rounds. He has always been able to produce his best tennis against the top players which is evident from his head-to-head scores. He has a 2-0 score against Novak Djokovic and a 3-1 score against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Former world number 1, Lleyton Hewitt also believes that he can wreak havoc at Wimbledon.
Lleyton Hewitt believes Nick Kyrgios can cause some heavy damage to the seeds at Wimbledon
Lleyton Hewitt, the Australian legend and 2002 Wimbledon champion praised Kyrgios’s game. He said: “On his day, he can match it with the best guys in the world, particularly on hard courts or grass, “Anyone that can win so many easy service games like Nick, he’s one of the best spot-servers on tour, so he’s going to be awfully hard to break.”
Kyrgios’s serve has pulled him out of trouble many times and in the last two tournaments, his overall game including the serve is looking amazing. He along with two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray are two of the strongest unseeded players in the Wimbledon 2022 draw. Hewitt noted this anomaly as he said: “A lot’s still going to depend on the draw but he’s definitely going to be the hardest floater, along with Andy Murray. There are certain players that could really wreak havoc.”
Even without the ranking points, and Russian and Belarusian players, the Wimbledon 2022 is looking to turn into an amazing event with legends like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams making their return at SW19 in London.
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