Nick Kyrgios is all praises for Jannik Sinner, says he is on “another level”

Australian tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios praised Jannik Sinner in a conversation with Ben Rothenberg on twitter.

Nick Kyrgios and Jannik Sinner
Nick Kyrgios and Jannik Sinner

Nick Kyrgios of Australia can be as mocking as he has been with Casper Ruud but spoke highly on Italy’s Jannik Sinner, the World No.11.

Over the previous month, the latter has been absolutely fantastic on the indoor hard courts. He won nine consecutive matches on the said surface, all in straight sets. After winning championships in both Sofia and Antwerp, Sinner got off to a strong start in the Vienna Open – a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series – on Wednesday, defeating Reilly Opelka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, in the first round.

“He is on another level,” the Australian said in response to a conversation started by journalist Ben Rothenberg on Twitter. “Sure, I played it in doubles in Washington. And I had never played someone who hit the ball so hard.”

Post his win in the European Open – a men’s ATP Tour 250 event – in Antwerp, Belgium, 20-year-old Sinner reached a career-high ranking of 11. He had entered the tournament ranked two positions down, as World No.13. The young Italian will encounter the native Dennis Novak in the following round in Austria.

Nick Kyrgios not a part of Team Australia

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios, on the other hand, had recently indicated at an early retirement from the tour.

“I feel like I’m not one of those players now that’s going to go hunting for points or hunting for accolades or anything like that,” Kyrgios said at the Laver Cup.

“I feel like I have nothing left to prove to myself. I’m incredibly proud of what I have achieved. “Where I go from here, everything’s a bonus. I’m playing Laver Cup again, and I’m not going to lie, I think this is my last year I will probably play Laver Cup.”

The World No.91, however, does not constitute a part of Australia’s Davis Cup team this year. Their captain, Lleyton Hewitt, did not address Kyrgios’ absence in his squad announcement, favoring to concentrate on the upcoming challenge facing Australia in Turin next month. World No.32 Alex de Minaur has been chosen to lead the five-man squad.

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