Nick Kyrgios admitted he didn’t take very well his Wimbledon final loss as he acknowledged that winning The Championships is the biggest accolade in the game.
Kyrgios, 27, reached his first Grand Slam final at this past Wimbledon.
In Wimbledon final, Kyrgios took on Novak Djokovic – who was playing his 32nd Grand Slam final.
Kyrgios competed extremely well against Djokovic, but the experienced Serb won 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3).
After the final, Kyrgios was applauded by tennis experts and pundits for the performance he delivered.
Kyrgios delivered a great performance, but Djokovic was simply too strong.
Kyrgios: A Grand Slam final doesn’t come around so often
“Obviously, that match hurts. I think ever since I picked up a tennis racket, I had coaches in my ear saying the Wimbledon trophy is the highest accolade you can achieve in the sport. To have that opportunity and come up short wasn’t easy for me to stomach,” Kyrgios said, per Sportskeeda..”It was hard. I feel like a Grand Slam final doesn’t come around so often for us normal players. Obviously Federer, Nadal, Djokovic played a ton of Grand Slam finals, but that was like the golden opportunity I felt for me. Going up a set as well.”
During the on-court trophy presentation, Djokovic congratulated Kyrgios on a great Wimbledon run and told him he would certainly have more good Grand Slam runs.
“There are so many things I would have done differently I think now that I have digested that match, but I’m doing all the right things to put myself in that position again. I think I’m doing that, and my whole team is helping me achieve that goal,” Kyrgios added.
Kyrgios has proved that he is capable of playing a high-level tennis for two weeks straight and it remains to be seen how he does at the US Open.