There is an old saying regarding weather conditions-“If you do not like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change,” that would seem to serve as an apt metaphor for the fortunes of Aussies tennis player Nick Kyrgios.
He has recently proven to tennis fans, perhaps more importantly to himself, that he can go toe-to-toe with the big names and given them a battle royale.
His recent patch of tennis, where he has beaten Novak Djokovic twice, has Kyrgios showing a spring in his step that belies his recent travails, such as the tanking incident in China at the end of last year, or his more recent snubbing by the selectors for the celebrity NBA All-Star game, where he was unpicked for either squad after bowing out of a tournament in Brisbane to clear his calendar.
Now, just ahead of his Miami Open match against bullet-server Ivo Karlovic of Croatia, Kyrgios’ attitude turnabout is such that he is anxious to get to this year’s Wimbledon Championships.
He has gone as high as the quarterfinals in The Championships, back in 2014, before his inner demons started to whisper doubts in his ear and he could truly be a force with which to be reckoned on the All England Tennis Club lawns this July coming.
Should he manage to pull off a win at Wimbledon, he will be the first Aussie to do so since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002.