Nick Kyrgios is not offended at all by what John McEnroe has said about him.
He reckons he should take the positives out of the words of a legend.
McEnroe, a former German player who is a winner of 7 Slams, is of the view that Kyrgios should have progressed much quicker than he has in the last 12 months and should have made it to top 5 by now.
Kyrgios had stunned a lot of people by getting the better of Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon Championships the previous season.
According to McEnroe, after that particular win of the Aussie youngster, he had thought that he would make some big strides and would rise quickly in the rankings, but, unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
When asked about that in a talk show yesterday, Kyrgios said, “I have got a lot of respect for Mr. McEnroe for what he has achieved in Tennis and I would take his views as inspiration. If he believes I have the capability to become one of the best in the world, there can’t be a bigger compliment for me. I have been working hard on my fitness as well as on my game and I am sure it will show in my performances in the coming time.”
However, Kyrgios refused to agree with McEnroe that his main priority has been to make it entertaining for the crowd rather than to try and look for the ways to win all the time.
In the words of Kyrgios, “I don’t think that’s the case. I have got intense competitiveness inside me and I always try to finish on the right side of a contest, it doesn’t matter whether I am on court for an official game or I am playing in my backyard with my buddies, victory is all I want.”