"That's an easy walk for me," Kyrgios assured that he would beat John McEnroe in his prime.

Friday, 05 July 2024 at 00:00
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Nick Kyrgios claimed that if he faced John McEnroe in his prime, it would be an 'easy walk' for him to defeat him. The Australian appeared on Piers Morgan's YouTube channel and commented that his serve would trouble the 7-time Grand Slam champion, also highlighting the significant differences between that era and modern tennis.
The Australian is participating in Wimbledon television broadcasts alongside the American legend, making for a very interesting pair during the matches as they analyse players.

Kyrgios discusses hypothetical match against McEnroe 

According to Kyrgios, if he faced McEnroe at his peak, he would not have much difficulty overcoming the American: “That’s an easy walk for me. I think so… I’m serving pretty big,” the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up said. “I mean, it’s a different era… I mean, Federer, Nadal and Novak (Djokovic) have struggled. So, I don’t know how McEnroe is going to go against returning my serve.”
The former world No. 13 also opined that McEnroe, given his well-known explosive personality, would have found it more difficult if he had played in the current era amid the rise of social media: “He’s lucky that he didn’t play in this day and age because I don’t know how that would have gone for the big fella,” added Kyrgios. “He would have probably lashed out a little bit too much on people on social media!”
There is currently no clarity about a possible return of Kyrgios to the courts, and it seems that even he is not sure about returning to the Tour, while he highlighted that life outside of tennis excites him: “I’m at a crossroads in my career and have reached a point where life after tennis is a prospect that excites me,” said Kyrgios earlier this year.
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Nick Kyrgios at 2022 Wimbledon.
“Of course, there’s a part of me watching on that would love nothing more than to be out there,” the Aussie said. “I know I can be one of the best in the world and win major tournaments – if my body lets me. The fire still burns, but it’s not my everything.”

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