Sport 'Kyrgios can win a Grand Slam'

08:25  13 october  2017
08:25  13 october  2017 Source:

WATCH: Kyrgios smashes racket

  WATCH: Kyrgios smashes racket Nick Kyrgios took out his frustrations on his racket after losing the first set of his China Open match against Mischa Zverev.Nick Kyrgios took out his frustrations on his racket after losing the first set of his China Open second-round match against Mischa Zverev

Even Raonic, who has yet to win a Slam himself, has done better, and won 32.6% of return points against top-20 opponents this year. There’s little doubt that Kyrgios has the serve to win Grand Slams .

"Nick Kyrgios is already at the top," Nadal told fans at a Q&A session during a Tommy Hilfiger press conference in Madrid on Nov. 28. "[He is] a player who has an unbelievable potential. He has focus on himself, and can become world No. 1 and win a Grand Slam ."

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Tennis legend Henri Leconte says controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios is in a fortunate position and must "try" because one day "you will wake up and it will be too late".

Kyrgios courted yet more controversy at the Shanghai Masters earlier this week by retiring after losing the first set of his opening-round match against Steve Johnson.

The 22-year-old was subsequently stripped of his first-round prize money and fined an additional £7,500.

The incident came two days after he reached the final of the China Open but endured defeat to Rafael Nadal.

Composed Kyrgios beats Zverev to set up Nadal showdown

  Composed Kyrgios beats Zverev to set up Nadal showdown Alexander Zverev demolished his racket after another costly double fault gifted Nick Kyrgios the chance to wrap up the semi-final.Nick Kyrgios will face Rafael Nadal in the final of the China Open after beating a furious Alexander Zverev in straight sets.

Clearly, he is yet to master the art of undivided focus and Nadal pointed that out, adding that he does have it in him to win a Grand Slam and become the World No. 1. Talented Kyrgios must do more in grand slam bid, says

Photo: Nick Kyrgios beat Andy Murray at this Queen's Club tournament to complete the set of wins over the "Big Four". But it has put him in a place where the opportunity to do himself justice at a grand slam is perhaps more likely than it has been at any point in his career, aside perhaps from that

Former world No 5 Leconte, who was a showman in his own right during his playing days, believes the reluctant rising star of the game has everything in his locker to become a Grand Slam champion.

"From what I've been reading, Kyrgios has said that he is happy to play tennis and wants to give his best," said former French Open finalist and Davis Cup winner, Leconte told Sky Sports.

"You have to hand it to Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt for pushing him and to be ready for his country was great too.

"If he were to train really hard for one or two years, he has the potential to win a Grand Slam, for sure."

The mercurial Australian, whose undoubted talent has often been betrayed by his quickfire temper, also hit a low-point in Shanghai a year ago when he similarly left the court to jeers, after rowing with the crowd and appearing to give up in his match against Germany's Mischa Zverev.

WATCH: Kyrgios breaks Zverev!

  WATCH: Kyrgios breaks Zverev! Nick Kyrgios and Alex Zverev 'served' up some thrilling tennis in Beijing on SaturdayIt has been a fantastic week of tennis in Beijing and there were two cracking semi-finals on Saturday.

Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt believes Nick Kyrgios does not necessarily need a coach to go the distance in a grand slam tournament. Kyrgios was beaten by home favourite Andy Murray in.

Sebastien Grosjean, who teamed up with Nick Kyrgios is hoping to make him a better player and challenge for that Grand Slam title.

Leconte believes Kyrgios is in a fortunate position and must realise his potential quickly, otherwise it will be too late.

The Frenchman added a few words of advice for Kyrgios, saying: "Enjoy life. You are very fortunate to play tennis. You are very fortunate to be there. You are very fortunate for everything. Enjoy it, train hard and try at least one or two years - hard.

"Practice everyday, get ready, try, because one day you will wake up and it will be too late."

Henri Leconte was speaking to Sky Sports' Raz Mirza. We will have all the action from the conclusion of the Shanghai Masters before we head to the Erste Bank Open and Swiss Indoors Basel and then the Paris Masters.

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Australian Nick Kyrgios has made two early exits since losing to Rafael Nadal in the final of the China Open.Nick Kyrgios made a second consecutive early exit as Ruben Bemelmans knocked the third seed out of the European Open on Wednesday.

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