Hewitt gives verdict on Kyrgios-Tsitsipas Wimbledon clash: "Nick can play with chaos going on"
Nick Kyrgios faces Brandon Nakashima this afternoon at Wimbledon and Lleyton Hewitt has weighed in with his verdict on the clash between his compatriot and Stefanos Tsitsipas which saw the Aussie move through albeit having to pay a £3,300 fine for audible obscenity.
Hewitt sees Kyrgios as one of the only players who can play under as Tsitsipas called it the 'circus' like atmosphere and that it works to his advantage.
"It was an epic and it was always going to be between those two players," he told Eurosport.
"But now the pressure swings and there will be a lot more pressure and expectation on Nick every time he goes out there now for the rest of the tournament.
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"It was probably over the top in the end because it became not a tennis match. There was everything going on and it wasn't just the incredible skill of the two players out there on the court.
"It was strange. It played into Nick's wheelhouse though. Everything turned and Tsitsipas lost his head and his emotions in the end and it cost him the match.
"Nick can play with chaos going on. Not many people can, but he can. We've seen at the Australian Open in the doubles when it was a big scene like that, that is when he plays his best tennis.
"His opponents have to be prepared for that. They know at some stage in a lot of matches stuff like that is going to happen.
"You have to keep on going. Stefanos played him only two weeks ago in Stuttgart so it's nothing surprising for him there. Nick, the way he is serving, is going to be tough to beat for everyone."