"I'm 60 in the world but I feel like I'm Top 10" - Kyrgios confident despite possibly not being seeded at US Open

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the 2022 Atlanta Open moments before his opening match against Peter Gojowczyk, citing a left knee injury.

With the US Open just around the corner, the fiery Australian is likely to be unseeded in New York, as he was at Wimbledon earlier this month.

Speaking on the possibility of not being seeded in the season's final Major, Kyrgios said that it did not matter as he feels like he's one of the top 10 players in the world right now.

"I've been that floater my whole career," acknowledged Kyrgios. "Players know that whether I'm seeded or not the ball's kind of out of their court. If I'm confident and playing well they can't really do much. I'm 60 in the world but I feel like I'm top 10 always."

With 980 points to his name, Nick Kyrgios is currently ranked 47th in the world. A couple of deep runs at the Cincinnati and in Montreal, where he has been handed wildcard entries, could see the Australian go up the rankings and become a seeded player at the US Open.

Kyrgios will be looking to rest his knee ahead of the two Masters 1000 events in Montreal and Cincinnati. After skipping the clay-court season this year, Kyrgios made a fantastic comeback during the grass swing, reaching two semifinals and one final across four tournaments. He will be carrying form and momentum heading into the American hardcourt swing.

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