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Focused Nick Kyrgios says he 'wants to go for the Wimbledon title' this year

An unusually focused Nick Kyrgios admits he sees 'a big opportunity' to win Wimbledon - and that was his goal from the start this year.
Nick Kyrgios going for Wimbledon title

An unusually focused Nick Kyrgios says he really fancies a serious tilt at winning Wimbledon this year after moving into the quarterfinals. 

Kyrgios has long been regarded as one of the most talented players around yet also one of the most self-destructive, and he has shown flashes of both at Wimbledon.

However, he is one of the last eight players left in the men's singles draw, and he has every intention to really go for it.

Asked what a semi-final place would mean to him, Kyrgios said: "That's not my goal.

"I was telling people back home that I wanted to go for the title this year round. I'm not thinking about lifting a trophy or making semi-finals or making the final.

"I'm just thinking about my habits every day, just trying to put in a good performance on the court, then put in a good practice session, try to stay positive, try to really separate.

"You know, you know, once I'm off the court, enjoy time with my team, my girlfriend, and just really enjoy that, then get into the game mode.

"I'm not thinking about anything ahead or any goals like that. I'm just really trying to stay in the moment."

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Nick Kyrgios came into Wimbledon in great form having reached the last four at both Stuttgart and Halle.

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He received a further boost when his side of the draw opened up as Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini both had to withdraw with Covid. It's something he is aware of, and he wants to make the very most of it.

"When you see Berrettini not there, it's a sigh of relief for every player in the draw. Obviously a finalist of Wimbledon.

"I think probably arguably top three players on grass in the world, Berrettini, for sure.

Kyrgios will face Cristian Garin in the quarterfinals after he came back from two sets down to beat Alex De Minaur in his round of 16 clash.

"Yeah, I look at it as a big opportunity. But I need to do so many things before that match to get ready. I need to rest, recover, eat right, get good sleep. There's so many things, so many steps before I go out there and compete again."

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