Kyrgios confident following easy second round Wimbledon win - "I just wanted to remind everyone that I'm really good"

A bullish Nick Kyrgios was in a serious mood after he swept past Filip Krajinovic to reach the third round of Wimbledon 2022 on Thursday afternoon.

The Australian, who belted down an astonishing 50 winners and 24 aces, cruised past his second-round opponent in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 6-1, to down the 26th seed from Serbia in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Kyrgios, who will next take on fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a hotly-anticipated third-round clash, was full of confidence as he provided a "reminder" of his abilities in his on-court interview.

Kyrgios' behavior was in stark contrast to his showing in the previous round, when he repeatedly fired off at the umpire and fans, before later admitting that he spat towards one spectator.

"I think just getting over the line in that first round was massive," he said. "But, you know, I’ve been playing some really good tennis over the last month, and I was really surprised with the way I played the other day - I wasn’t great.

"But there were a lot of positives. I didn’t play anywhere near my best [against Paul Jubb] and got through it. Today, I was kind of obviously in my zone - great body language, just played well.

"I just wanted to remind everyone that I’m pretty good. I’m just happy. We’ve been working hard, and as I’ve said, we’ve been preparing for this tournament.

"It’s been circled on my calendar pretty much all year, and I’m so excited to be here again. It’s generally a tournament I think is my best chance to win a Grand Slam out of all the four.

"So I think if I just keep taking it match by match - I’ve still got an incredibly tough draw. But today, I could not have played better, and now I’ll just recover and get ready."

In his press conference later on, he added: "I just wanted to, I don't know, just prove to people that I'm really good. I feel like I just don't have the respect sometimes, you know?

"I just really wanted to go out there today and just remind everyone that I'm able to play some really good tennis without any distractions. The crowd enjoyed it today. It was just businesslike. That's it. I know what I bring to the sport. One of the most important people in the sport."

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