Nick Kyrgios - "Coaches are a waste of money"
Nick Kyrgios apparently prefers to be the sole entertainer on the ATP tour. In any case, the Australian does not believe in the commitment of a permanent trainer.
last edit: Jun 09, 2020, 07:52 am
One of the exciting facets of Nick Kyrgios is that the man from Canberra is a great team athlete - be it in the Davis Cup, the ATP Cup or the Laver Cup. When Kyrgios competes for Australia, he knows Lleyton Hewitt as captain in his corner, a former world leader and Wimbledon champion. Agreement with Hewitt appears to be excellent on such occasions, as does John McEnroe, who guides Team World through the Laver Cup events. Kyrgios is not completely resistant to advice - but somehow he would rather do his thing alone. Even if Hewitt has also taken a seat in his coaching box on the ATP tour from time to time.
"I just don't think a coach is ready for me and I want to spare him that because it would otherwise be a nightmare," added Kyrgios. "At the current stage of my career, it is already too advanced for a coach because my paths have already solidified. And I just don't like to listen to advice, to be completely honest." Nick Kyrgios is not lacking in honesty with regard to the prospect of a really big coup. "I don't think my body could last seven matches in a Grand Slam, maybe three or four hours for each match."
Which Kyrgios doesn't find bad. "I just want to enjoy it. I think the sport is taken a little too seriously."