“The time is getting closer” Chris Evert believes Nick Kyrgios’ glory moment isn’t far away ahead of 2022 Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios gets Chris Evert's backing ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships where many are considering the Australian to make a deep run.

Nick Kyrgios and Chris Evert
Nick Kyrgios and Chris Evert
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World No. 45 Nick Kyrgios has enjoyed the Grass season so far with back-to-back semi-final appearances in Stuttgart and Halle. He was scheduled to play in Mallorca as well but an untimely injury forced him to hand a walkover in order to remain fresh for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships and not force his body in Mallorca.

Kyrgios won his first-ever career Grand Slam title at the 2022 Australian Open partnering compatriot and his childhood buddy Thanasi Kokkinakis. Since then, while he has not been able to win a title, a drought of nearly 3 years now, the Australian has put in good performances rising eyebrows once again towards him that despite his on-court shenanigans, he still possesses the skills and talents to take down the best of the lot.

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“Nick Kyrgios would get there when he wants”: Chris Evert

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

Impressed by Nick’s turnaround, former World No. 1 and tennis legend Chris Evert recently gave her opinions on the player’s form and how can he make the best use of it given that he finds himself in the mood and fitness to compete at the highest level of his skillset.

“I feel like since the Australian Open, where he won the doubles title and where he had that match with Medvedev, it clicked because lately when I see him play it seems more engaged in his game. Yes, we still see the occasional argument with the referee, but that doesn’t happen as much anymore. He looks healthier and seems more confident now. When everyone was saying “he’s lazy” and criticizing Nick, I always said he would get there when he wanted to, and it seems like that time is getting closer,” said Evert in comments reported by Reuters.

Kyrgios is believed to be a dark horse at the upcoming Wimbledon where he has been a quarter-finalist. With an accurate serve and a vast arsenal of shots, Nick is a real threat for the Grand Slam according to many. Kyrgios will start his campaign against British youngster and wildcard entrant Paul Jubb, currently ranked 219th.

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