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Nick Kyrgios on his relationship with tennis: 'Sometimes I hate the sport, but I love competing'

Nick Kyrgios has admitted he has a 'love-hate' relationship with tennis, but he believes he has something that gives him a natural advnatage in the sport.
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Nick Kyrgios has admitted that he has a 'love-hate' relationship with tennis as he prepares for his first ever Grand Slam final.

Kyrgios will face Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon title on Sunday after a quite remarkable turnaround in his fortunes.

The Australian has long been regarded as one of the most naturally talented players in the world, but he has struggled to focus on his tennis throughout his career.

"I don't know if it's going to change," Kyrgios said when discussing his relationship with tennis.

"There's definitely times where I hate the sport, but there are times where I think I'm one of the most competitive people I've ever met.

"I've met a lot of people and whether it's playing my Nintendo, whether it's playing basketball, whether it's anything, I'm so competitive," Kyrgios said.

"So I feel like I love tennis, but I just love competing. I just love going up against someone and I love just the winning and losing aspect of sport in general. So I don't know if that will ever change."

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Nick Kyrgios will get his first taste of a Grand Slam final this weekend, and that is testament to what he can achieve when he is properly focused on his game.

He came into Wimbledon with the belief he could was a serious contender, and he has played like it.

"The one thing is for sure, whether I win or lose on Sunday, I'm going to be happy because it's just such a great achievement that I thought I'd never be a part of, especially at 27," he said.

"Like, for me, I thought it was the latest stage of my career, but I just never thought it would be right here that I have a chance."

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