"I'm super happy with that achievement" - Kyrgios on winning his first Grand Slam title
Nick Kyrgios had been touted as a potential Grand Slam champion for several years, and the Aussie finally got his hands on the elusive trophy when he lifted the men's doubles title at this year's Australian Open.
Kyrgios partnered with close friend Thanasi Kokkinakis to capture his maiden Grand Slam title, and the win buoyed his confidence as he put on an impressive display following his victory at Melbourne Park.
The 26-year old would go on to reach the quarterfinals of Indian Wells soon after, losing to Rafael Nadal in a close three-set encounter. This was followed by a round-of-16 showing in Miami, before reaching the semifinals in Houston, his first clay-court tournament in years.
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When asked whether his Australian Open victory had helped change his mindset, Kyrgios was earnest in his response.
"Not really, I took the first flight out of Melbourne and went to go hoop in Sydney," said the former World No.13. "It’s obviously good vibes having you know, Grand Slam on my belt. I take it day by day. I’m super happy with that achievement, but you know, put that behind me. I just want some good energy every day and hopefully, I get better.”