Nick Kyrgios is a caged animal, who goes wild as soon as he enters the court. When he plays tennis, the Australian often has outbursts of anger, he reprimands the referees, gets confused with the public or even groans towards his clan. It’s a part of his personality that pleases or annoys but which animates a match.
In the latest episode of Coach’s Eye, Patrick Mouratoglou analyzes the behavior of Nick Kyrgios and explains that, according to him, the Australian flourishes in the chaos he creates. For Simona Halep’s coach, the 27-year-old is never stronger than when he’s causing trouble, and that was seen again at Wimbledon.
The key moments of Coach’s Eye:
10” – Patrick Mouratoglou says Kyrgios uses his moments of instability to draw energy from the court. “I think it’s his way of drawing his energy, his will, his aggression that he needs to play”
20” – Being quiet on the court tends to leave Kyrgios flat mentally and physically, according to the French manager: “When he’s too quiet, he’s not as aggressive in the game, and he doesn’t play his game. better tennis – I think he’s much more vulnerable in games where he’s calm, where there’s no problem.
31” – Chaos is created from Kyrgios, whether this is planned or not: “In a way, he creates problems because he needs them to get the best out of himself”, analyzes Patrick Mouratoglou. “A lot of people think he’s annoying and I get that – I’m not saying it’s good or bad. I say it’s good for him and he needs it, and that’s why he creates problems.
59” – The more drama, it seems, the better, for Kyrgios: “When he played against Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon and he knocked out that Stefanos should have been disqualified because he had thrown the ball towards the public, he talked about it most of the game and he probably played the best tennis he ever played.
1’10 – “The next morning, I was in the locker room and Nick was still talking about it, with another chair umpire, shouting and still loud. He needs it, it gives him the inner fire he needs to play his best tennis.
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