Greg Rusedski makes an astonishing allegation about Nick Kyrgios based on Roger Federer.
Greg Rusedski, the former British number one, made the stunning remark that the Australian could be more skilled than Roger Federer.
Greg Rusedski made a remarkable comparison between Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer and John McEnroe’s abilities. Kyrgios has battled injuries and a lack of fitness this year, competing in two events in Melbourne in February before sitting out until Wimbledon.
After that, he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon in the third round after losing the second set to Felix Auger-Aliassime, and his campaigns in Atlanta, Washington, and Toronto were cut short.
For the first time since July 2014, when he famously introduced himself at Wimbledon, Kyrgios is ranked outside the top 80 in the world.
Due to the pandemic, the Australian has only participated in 22 matches since the beginning of 2020, and he will be hoping to reclaim his form at the US Open.
Former British number one Rusedski acknowledged Kyrgios’ incredible potential, comparing him to Roger Federer and John McEnroe as one of the most gifted players of the Open era.
However, Rusedski realizes that talent alone will only bring a player so far if he or she lacks commitment and attitude, including a refusal to work with a coach.
The issue is that he does not want a coach, according to the 47-year-old. “Lleyton Hewitt, a Grand Champion, has had a huge impact on him.
“The tennis coaches in Australia have a terrific system. I don’t know what I could say to Kyrgios.
“If he wants to be a champion, the only person who can make that decision is himself. He is more concerned about social media squabbles and other issues.
“He could be a terrific tennis player; he just doesn’t put in the work and effort, and if you don’t… It gets more difficult as you get older.
“He has as much talent as Roger Federer or John McEnroe, if not more – but it doesn’t matter how phenomenally gifted you are.”
“Hard effort, the day-to-day grind, and commitment,” Rusedski continued.
Since winning an ATP event in Washington in 2019, Kygrios has unable to reach the quarterfinals of any competition.
He has blamed the epidemic for his lack of desire and unwillingness to travel, and injuries have taken their toll as the 26-year-old tries to rediscover his form.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” by Kyrgios.