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'Wimbledon is an event I never take for granted,' says Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios says he knows its going to be difficult to find his previous form on grass after two years away but that he will always try to play Wimbledon if he can. 

Kyrgios has only played two tournaments in the last 15 months since coronavirus struck and he chose to leave the Tour and stay within the safety of his home in Australia.

Those two tournaments were both in Australia on hard court, and although he was knocked out of the Australian Open in round of 32, he impressed in his own unique crowd-pleasing style in two five set matches against Ugo Humbert and Dominic Thiem.

Now, Kyrgios will return to the grass courts of Wimbledon and says he's not putting any pressure on himself but is looking forward to being back at the All England Club.

“I know it’s not going to be easy to just turn the switch on, and I can’t expect myself to be playing the best type of tennis that I was maybe a couple years ago at Wimbledon,” Kyrgios said.

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“I’ve been hitting a fair bit on the grass, trying to get two hits a day, trying to find my feet because it’s been almost two years since I’ve been on the grass. It’s been fun just being back here seeing a lot of the tennis world.

“I feel decent for not playing a match in however long, but that time at home was amazing,” Kyrgios said.

“I kind of felt like Wimbledon, it’s an event that I never take for granted if I can play it, so I made the trip over.

“I’m going to get myself some strawberries, chill, hit some serves, hit some volleys, enjoy the grass and chill out.”

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