Former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski noted that Nick Kyrgios has more to show than he did during his Cincinnati second-round match against Taylor Fritz. On Wednesday, Kyrgios left Cincinnati following a 6-3, 6-2 loss against Fritz.
Kyrgios has played a lot of tennis this summer and Rusedski suggests he is worried the Aussie is mentally and physically fatigued. «It fell apart,» Rusedski said on Amazon Prime, according to Tennis365. “You can hear the boos around the stadium.
They don’t feel like he gave his best effort and we hope the knee isn’t too serious, but he has to show more. He has improved a lot but physically he has to get stronger.
You are worried about the knee physically. It’s much easier to do it on grass courts than on hard courts.»
Kyrgios wasn’t worried about his winning streak ending
After winning Washington and his first three matches in Montreal, Kyrgios was defeated by Hubert Hurkacz in the Montreal quarterfinals.
After a nine-match winning streak ended, Kyrgios said he was not worried at all about the end of his winning streak. Kyrgios’ mother is in poor health and the Wimbledon finalist plans to return to Australia after the US Open and spend time with his family.
After leaving Montreal, Kyrgios admitted that being away from his ailing mother is taking a toll on him. “I have been traveling for almost three months and I have been away from home, away from my mom who is in the hospital, away from my dad.
They’re not doing very well right now. So I don’t really care that there isn’t a winning streak. When I’m on tour, I just want to put on good performances and make it worth being here. I don’t care about records and that sort of thing.
I just want to make the most of my trip. I have two more tournaments [Cincinnati and the US Open] I left before I can go home,» Kyrgios said. The US Open starts on August 29.