Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live notion that Andy Murray had entered the autumn of his career after accepting a knighthood and turning 30 was always one open to the loosest interpretation, and Nick Kyrgios, for one, thinks the Scot is bluffing Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live, Stream, Online, Streaming, Watch, 2017, Game, free, Time, info, tv show.
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Murray, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open last week despite injury, ill-health and a poor run on clay, told the BBC: “Maybe the next couple of years are the last few where I have a chance to compete for the majors and the biggest tournaments.”Johanna Konta beats Rybarikova to reach Nottingham Open final Read more Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live.
However, Kyrgios, the world No20, who values the friendship and support of the world No1 as he comes to terms with his own volatile development, said after the draw for the Gerry Weber Open 2017 at Queen’s on Saturday: “I think he’s got more than two years left at the top. He’s in unbelievable shape. The only thing I can see stopping him from playing is him actually not wanting to play any more, if he’s had enough of it. He doesn’t strike me as a guy who is going to stop playing. I think he’s bluffing Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live.”
Murray, the five-time and defending champion as well as the reigning Wimbledon titlist, has drawn the British No4, Aljaz Bedene, in the first round here on Tuesday. Thereafter he probably has to work his way past Sam Querrey, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and either Kyrgios or Marin Cilic to get to the final again – where he could play the second seed, Stan Wawrinka, who put him out of Roland Garros before losing to Rafael Nadal in the final Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live.
Kyrgios was due to play Steve Johnson before the Australian’s friend Jack Sock withdrew injured, and, after a rejig of the draw, plays the third American in the field, Donald Young. “I’m happy with that,” Kyrgios said. “But at the same time, he’s a tricky player, a lefty, and on the grass he can play some sneaky tennis. I’m not going to take him lightly at all Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live.”
If Kyrgios has ever been accused of that in the past it has much to do with his languid, freewheeling approach to tennis and life. It has landed him in bother but he has been true to himself and arrives here for the short grass season looking and sounding back to the form he showed in beating Novak Djokovic back to back on the American hard court swing after the Australian Open.
Although injury and the recent death of his grandfather have interrupted his summer, Kyrgios is upbeat. “I’m in really good shape now, I got an injection in my hip and my shoulder, and I’ve been doing a lot of rehab. I took a week off after the French Open and I’m able to move without any pain in my hip. It has been a while since I have been able to do that Gerry Weber Open 2017 Live.
“My body is in way better nick than it was a couple of months ago. I was having hip pain for the last seven months so I have done everything now, rehabbing every day, and the injection really settled everything down in my hip. I have been practising two hours a day.”
He admits, however, that yearning to be back with his mates 12,000 miles away in Canberra is still an issue he struggles with on Tour. “It still affects me. I feel like when I am in Europe or on clay the homesick just kicks in pretty much instantly. But, when I am in London, it feels like home. London or America feels like a bit of Australia. When I have my mum [and girlfriend] here, and we are living in a house with her cooking for me, I have that home feeling. It is good.”
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Feisty as ever, Kyrgios respects both of his young rivals but will fancy his chances. “I’ve never lost to [Zverev]. He’s a great player. He does everything right, he’s very professional. I played juniors with him. His consistency every week seems to be pretty good. He’s always getting deep through tournaments. He’s playing more consistent level tennis. He’s so young, he has amazing potential, he’s going to be contending for a grand slam. But has he made the quarter-final of a grand slam yet?”
As for his own immediate rise, he said: “I’m not thinking about top five, or whatever. I’m just trying to get through every day, day by day, trying to play, trying to put as much effort in as I can. I know that, when I start thinking ahead, about how much time I have left on the road or goals and stuff, I’ll start losing motivation, I won’t try.”
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