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Kyrgios eyes maiden Grand Slam

by Brent Ford

Nick Kyrgios is high on confidence and typical English weather couldn't dampen the spirits of the Aussie who is eyeing off a maiden grand slam title.

A top 16 seeding is a huge plus for Kyrgios who won't play any of the top eight seeds until at least the fourth round of the grand slam (if he makes it of course). But there is nothing to say he won't, grass is his favourite surface, and the youngster from Canberra is starting to have the belief he can knock off the top players from around the world.

Not even rain, which cancelled the final round of qualifying could dampen Kyrgios' ambitions of winning the tournament.

"That's massive. Obviously Wimbledon for me is the greatest chance on stats and previous results that I can go deep at a grand slam and obviously push to almost win it," he said at The Boodles exhibition event on Thursday.

"So to be seeded in the top 16 and not hit one of those top-eight guys until the fourth round, that's massive, and it's obviously the first time in my career that I've been in that position as well.

"So it's exciting."

Kyrgios has made a deep run in Wimbledon before. In 2014 he surprised many when on debut he reached the quarter finals of the tournament, with a few more years of maturity there is nothing to say Kyrgios couldn't surprise many again.


pic source - Canberra Times

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