Kyrgios Serious?

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
It seems Kyrgios is trying to get his acts together for next year, which is a great news. We've seen this kind of reports too many times, though, in the past of young, promising talents, only to be disappointed by players not living up to the hype. Let's hope Kyrgios gets really serious about his tennis, and if he does that, I think he can win a slam in 2018.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/kyrgios-brisbane-feature-december-2017

Less Basketball & More Tennis For Kyrgios In 2018
 

vex

Hall of Fame
It seems Kyrgios is trying to get his acts together for next year, which is a great news. We've seen this kind of reports too many times, though, in the past of young, promising talents, only to be disappointed by players not living up to the hype. Let's hope Kyrgios gets really serious about his tennis, and if he does that, I think he can win a slam in 2018.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/kyrgios-brisbane-feature-december-2017

Less Basketball & More Tennis For Kyrgios In 2018
I don't like the guy. At the same time, if he had like a brain transplant and/or matured overnight he'd be a relevant contender just based on that serve and not being a moron with the rest of his game. It would be interesting for tennis in 2018 if he screwed his head on straight.
 

Raindogs

Hall of Fame
Nick prolly was just super motivated after hearing the new Shady album when he made those comments.

No real sea change in the makings here folks.
 

SinjinCooper

Hall of Fame
If anything, it's going to keep getting harder for Nick.

As Fed explained: Nick's not out there beating people with a once-in-a-generation serve. It's just a strange look.

Yeah, he serves well. But the big issue the best players had in early matchups with him was the timing. He has a quick and unusual motion, and it was obviously trouble for the best players to get a read on it over the course of a single meeting or so. That's why he came screaming out of the gate with huge wins over legendary players, and set up these huge expectations that he never had the game to come through on.

But over the last year or two, the good players have gotten on to it. Fed's getting to him now. Nadal's won four out of five. Murray's never been troubled by him in the slightest. Nor Dimitrov. Shapovalov handled him right out of the gate.

Once that edge is gone, what's he got to rely on? An overrated, error prone FH? A push BH? Subpar movement? Non-existent fitness?

I expect a huge uptick in tanks and hissy fits as this one trick pony starts to come to grips with the fact his one trick has been figured out, now that he's been around the big boy block a couple times. As the more talented young guns also start to figure him out (Zverev, looking at you), the bloom is really going to come off his rose, I fear.
 

Raindogs

Hall of Fame
I expect more "mummy I do not want to play" moments than Hewitt-esque Warrior displays of tenacity from this chump in the year 2018.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Nick said the same thing in 2015 and 2016. He usually is motivated in Australia, IW and Miami, then loses motivation for the rest of the year. He needs someone to tell him that the season doesn't end in April.
 

tennis24x7

Semi-Pro
If anything, it's going to keep getting harder for Nick.

As Fed explained: Nick's not out there beating people with a once-in-a-generation serve. It's just a strange look.

Yeah, he serves well. But the big issue the best players had in early matchups with him was the timing. He has a quick and unusual motion, and it was obviously trouble for the best players to get a read on it over the course of a single meeting or so. That's why he came screaming out of the gate with huge wins over legendary players, and set up these huge expectations that he never had the game to come through on.
Can you explain the above in relation to other big servers like Sampras, Cilic ?
 

Otacon

Hall of Fame
"I haven't got a coach and I think I'm just going to go about my thing the same way that I did this year,"

"I've pretty much done it all alone the last three years to get to a career high of 13.

"To bring someone on, it's tough to know whether they're just doing it for the sake of getting a bit of cash or rather have best interests at heart.

"I'm not looking for someone who has a big name or anything, it's more trying to find someone who has my best interests and I can confide in.

"So far I haven't really met anyone that meets those requirements. I don't think I'm ready for a full-time coach just yet either."
http://www.skysports.com/tennis/new...up-with-a-full-time-coach-ahead-of-new-season
 

Cecilia

Rookie
I hope he is serious but I am doubtful.
If he really puts the work in he can become a slam champion.
But it is not only about working harder he also has to develop the right attitude on the court. No more quitting if he is playing badly etc.
 
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Deleted member 733170

Guest
If anything, it's going to keep getting harder for Nick.

As Fed explained: Nick's not out there beating people with a once-in-a-generation serve. It's just a strange look.

Yeah, he serves well. But the big issue the best players had in early matchups with him was the timing. He has a quick and unusual motion, and it was obviously trouble for the best players to get a read on it over the course of a single meeting or so. That's why he came screaming out of the gate with huge wins over legendary players, and set up these huge expectations that he never had the game to come through on.

But over the last year or two, the good players have gotten on to it. Fed's getting to him now. Nadal's won four out of five. Murray's never been troubled by him in the slightest. Nor Dimitrov. Shapovalov handled him right out of the gate.

Once that edge is gone, what's he got to rely on? An overrated, error prone FH? A push BH? Subpar movement? Non-existent fitness?

I expect a huge uptick in tanks and hissy fits as this one trick pony starts to come to grips with the fact his one trick has been figured out, now that he's been around the big boy block a couple times. As the more talented young guns also start to figure him out (Zverev, looking at you), the bloom is really going to come off his rose, I fear.
Please don’t spoil the delusion that Nick is the most naturally talented player since the GOAT Federer.
 

Clay lover

Hall of Fame
If anything, it's going to keep getting harder for Nick.

As Fed explained: Nick's not out there beating people with a once-in-a-generation serve. It's just a strange look.

Yeah, he serves well. But the big issue the best players had in early matchups with him was the timing. He has a quick and unusual motion, and it was obviously trouble for the best players to get a read on it over the course of a single meeting or so. That's why he came screaming out of the gate with huge wins over legendary players, and set up these huge expectations that he never had the game to come through on.

But over the last year or two, the good players have gotten on to it. Fed's getting to him now. Nadal's won four out of five. Murray's never been troubled by him in the slightest. Nor Dimitrov. Shapovalov handled him right out of the gate.

Once that edge is gone, what's he got to rely on? An overrated, error prone FH? A push BH? Subpar movement? Non-existent fitness?

I expect a huge uptick in tanks and hissy fits as this one trick pony starts to come to grips with the fact his one trick has been figured out, now that he's been around the big boy block a couple times. As the more talented young guns also start to figure him out (Zverev, looking at you), the bloom is really going to come off his rose, I fear.
I respectfully disagree on Zverev being more talented or that he is a one trick pony. While I do agree that what's between the ears is still going to hamper him in the years to come, I really think that Kyrgios has a lot more variety than people give him credit for. His touch and volleys are above average (for a player from the younger generation) and he's equally capable of throwing junk and injecting pace off both wings (which troubled Novak to no end in all their encounters). Zverev on the other hand has just one gear, a weaker serve and is a sitting duck at the net. If you are making a case that he's more talented MENTALLY, then I agree.

Yes, he loses to fellow young guns, but he is also the most capable at taking it to the top guys (except Murray, who is a nightmare for players his style).
 

Fedinkum

Legend
Ahahahahahah....more pre-season talks but we all know how it will played out by falls of 2018: “I really don’t like tennis that much anyway, I much prefer basketball.”
 
I feel Kyrgios is going to turn into a sort of anti-Wawrinka type player. Poor performances in Slams but very dangerous outside of them. Even then, only in select matches against select players. There's no doubt, that he has an excellent serve, but the more reliant he gets of that, the more the rest of his game will suffer. When he's not serving well, the rest of his game doesn't seem good enough to comfortably beat far lesser players.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
As much as I'd love for Kyrgios to get his **** together, there tends to be a big discrepancy between what Nick Kyrgios says in interviews off court and what Nick Kyrgios does on court.
 
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