Nick Kyrgios is embracing the pressure ahead of Australian Open | ‘Australia expecting big things from me’ | Tennis News

Nick Kyrgios feels he has acquired to embrace the stress forward of next month’s Australian Open up, stating he has a “genuine opportunity” to acquire a Grand Slam.

Following decades of underachieving, the talented but temperamental Kyrgios received the Citi Open in Washington as perfectly as reaching his first Grand Slam singles ultimate at Wimbledon, where he lost in 4 sets to Novak Djokovic.

The 27-yr-aged, who gained the Australian Open men’s doubles title along with countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis in January, also reached the US Open quarter-finals, likely down in five sets to Karen Khachanov.

“You will find a whole lot of force there primarily obtaining the Australian Open and anyone in Australia anticipating major things from me”

Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios’ run of kind has now place him amongst the Grand Slam contenders forward of the opening main of 2023 in Melbourne.

His finest consequence in the Australian Open up singles event was a quarter-remaining berth in 2015 but expectations are considerably better this time around.

“I wholly realize heading on the match court with all this expectation that ‘Nick Kyrgios (has a) authentic chance to get a Grand Slam now’,” Kyrgios said.

“You will find a large amount of force there in particular having the Australian Open up and everybody in Australia expecting significant items from me. It really is a whole lot to manage in some cases. Getting in the spotlight is not straightforward.

“I feel like I have embraced that and I’ve taken that challenge on. It truly is not effortless, I’ve genuinely labored hard to try out and channel it, internalise it and use it as gasoline,” added Kyrgios, who is competing at the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning a point against Fabio Fognini, of Italy, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Rafael Nadal will be aiming to gain his 3rd Australian Open up crown in Melbourne

Defending winner Rafael Nadal will bid for his 3rd Australian Open up crown, though Novak Djokovic will look for to increase his document of nine titles in Melbourne to attract degree with the Spaniard on 22 Grand Slams.

Carlos Alcaraz will participate in a major as the globe No 1 for the initially time as he seeks to gain back again-to-back again majors following his US Open triumph in September.

The 2023 Australian Open will get position at Melbourne Park from January 16-29.