John McEnroe praised Nick Kyrgios forward of Wimbledon. In an ESPN convention name, the previous American participant stated: 'Nick to me is essentially the most gifted tennis participant of the final 10 years I’ve seen, since (Novak) Djokovic, (Andy) Murray, (Rafael) Nadal, (Roger) Federer. He’s an unimaginable expertise. Definitely he’s one of the harmful guys. He’d be one of many six, eight guys. I don’t know what his bodily situation is at this level. He didn’t play any of the clay courtroom occasions. He missed out on loads of the arduous courtroom ones. My guess can be it could be robust contemplating mentally and bodily for him to have the ability to go all the best way.'
Chris Evert, who was within the presser with McEnroe, additionally commented on the Australian. 'He’s his personal individual', the 18-time Main winner admitted. 'We are able to simply stand by and marvel at his expertise, recognize the large wins, however count on the large losses, too. That is his temperament. I don’t know the way a lot you’ll be able to train, once more, starvation and focus and dedication. I imply, you’ll be able to encourage it, however till it will get into his persona, till it will get into his conscience and his coronary heart, we’re not going to see one of the best of Nick Kyrgios. It’s simply the best way he’s. Once more, it’s fairly often that essentially the most gifted gamers, when issues come very simple to them, generally mentally they’re not as robust as a result of they don’t need to be. It’s the grinders that need to work more durable which can be generally mentally harder. He’s received to search out that need and that starvation inside himself.'