Following an impressive win over 2-time US Open semifinalist Mikhail Youzhny, rising superstar Nick Kyrgios revealed that the Australian Open isn’t his favorite Grand Slam. It’s the U.S.!
“It’s awesome,” the 19-year-old said about the US Open atmosphere. “I’m going to get scorched in Melbourne, but it’s my favorite Grand Slam.
“It sort of suits my personality a bit. I like to go out, not go out, but just roam the streets and that sort of stuff. I like the atmosphere at the tennis courts. It’s always so electric and there are so many people in the crowd. The crowd today was unreal. You know, you’re not going to get that at the French Open or anything like that. I really like the crowds. As soon as you walk through the gates here it’s a really good feeling.”
Kyrgios also talked about how his life has changed since his big win over Rafael Nadal almost two months ago.
“It’s all happened so fast,” Kyrgios said. “It sort of hasn’t sunk in. It sunk in a little bit, but I’m still pretty amazed how fast it all happened. Last year I was qualifying. I knew I had a chance to qualify, but I wasn’t really expected to. Qualified there, and now, you know, I’m winning matches in main draw Grand Slams. It’s pretty amazing for me even still.”
Kyrgios will play Andreas Seppi in the second round on Thursday.
“It will be an interesting match. He’s solid on both wings. He has a good serve, as well. I think I’m going to have to play aggressive and keep the match on my racquet. It’s going to be exciting.”
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