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Nick Kyrgios fully commits to Wimbledon challenge saying: 'It's my best chance to win a Grand Slam'

Nick Kyrgios says he is not messing around this year at Wimbledon after he needed just 85 minutes to 'remind people he is pretty good.'
Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon in 2021

Nick Kyrgios said he 'wanted to remind everyone he is pretty good' as he demolished Filip Krajinovic at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios struggled through his opening round match against Paul Jubb, and on paper Krajinovic looked a much sterner test.

The Serbian reached the final of Queen's this summer, but he was powerless to resist a powerful performance from Kyrgios, with him seriously impressing in a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 win that took just 85 minutes.

“I'm just happy [with my performance today]. I’ve been working hard and I've been preparing for this tournament.

"It's been circled on my calendar pretty much all year and I'm so excited to be here again. I think it's my best chance to win a Grand Slam of all the four.

"I'll keep taking it match by match, I've got an incredibly tough draw. Today I couldn't have played better and now I can just recover and get ready."

Kyrgios will get a first major test of his credentials on Saturday, as he faces fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

He has a recent win over him at Halle, though, and he knows he has a good chance of repeating that at Wimbledon.

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“I've been playing some really good tennis over the last month, so I was really surprised with the way I played the other day, it wasn't great.

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"But there were a lot of positives too. I didn't play at my best and got through, Kyrgios said.

“[Against Krajinovic] I was kind of in my zone, just great body language, played well and I just wanted to remind everyone that I'm pretty good."

Nick Kyrgios certainly seems to be committing to trying to make a serious impression at Wimbledon, with him withdrawing from the doubles to focus on it.

Kyrgios won the doubles at the Australian Open alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis, and they were due to rekindle that partnership in SW19.

"Obviously, we have a lot of fun every time we step out on the court together, but my body comes first so I'll do whatever is best for my singles right now," Kyrgios explained.

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