Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios puts aside praise from top pros such as David Ferrer who predicted he will become a “very great player.”
“Juniors was juniors,” the No. 187 said. “Being the No. 1 junior in the world didn’t mean anything. It was obviously a big part of my life … but there’s a lot of work to do. Next year I want to be in the Top 100, the Top 50 even. That’s a very reachable goal.”
Kyrgios says that for his initiation as an Australian Davis Cup player, he read a poem.
“It was pretty lame,” Kyrgios told the Sydney Morning Herald. “But it was from the heart and anything from the heart you can’t really rip into about, I guess. The poem was about the guys, so that made it extra weird.