Would you believe Roger Federer is a Nick Kyrgios fan? According to the Swiss, he is. Federer said he likes watching the controversial Australian because of his game, his personality and his power.
“I think he’s a great player,” Federer said of Kyrgios. “I think he’s enjoyable to watch. I know some people might not like it. I like it. He’s got a lot of personality. Might take it far to some extent, but I think he’s a great player. He’s got sick power, and it’s going to take him a long way.
“I just think the next couple years are going to be so crucial for him, and I just hope he’s aware of that fact.”
On that last thought, Federer then offered the 20-year-old some free PR advice after what he went through last season.
“I think he’s doing okay now, better now,” Federer said. “The advice I would give him, just that he’s aware of the fact how important the next couple of years are. Otherwise the train leaves the station and you’re maybe not on it.
“It would be a pity to waste talent and all that even more so in this day and age because I feel talent brought you further back in the day. Just talking about a guy who has talent and potential, I can’t hear it anymore. Too many guys have talent. Too many guys are working hard. I don’t believe in that very much anymore.”
With Federer a support of Kyrgios, what does his friend Stan Wawrinka think?
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