Nick Kyrgios Acknowledges Maturity As Clay Court Season Intensifies
Nick Kyrgios has acknowledged his recent maturity in his game as he aims to escape the clay court season unscathed.
The Australian spoke after his recent Quarter-Final defeat too Ivo Karlovic in Houston and has admitted that he has matured since his debut season on the ATP World Tour, “I feel like I’ve matured massively since the first year I was on the tour. So I think compared to the average 22-year-old, I’m pretty mature. This sport and the tour has taught me a lot.”
Kyrgios, who has already reached grand slam Quarter-Finals, looks to play a full clay season with him next playing in Estoril before playing masters events in Madrid and Rome before concluding at Roland Garros. However the Aussie doesn’t have high expectations for the rest of his clay season, “It’s probably not my favourite surface to play on, for multiple reasons. My shoes get dirty, my clothes get dirty.”
The world number 24 concluded his time in Houston by explaining why he played the tournament and how much of a valuable experience, “Jack (Sock) plays it every year, Isner, Querrey, all the Americans say it’s an amazing tournament. So I gave it a chance, and it’s (the experience) been unbelievable so far. They told me the court is unbelievable. It’s very comfortable, very accommodating.”
Nick Kyrgios next plays the Estoril Open which starts in two weeks on Monday.