Former French tennis player Henri Leconte has tried to simply remind rising Nick Kyrgios that it is a dream of many to be a professional tennis player. Kyrgios, 22, didn’t hide that he is not the biggest lover of the game.
The Australian prefers basketball but he and his family ultimately decided to pursue a tennis career. The world No. 21 confessed he is not fully determined to the game after a surprising US Open round loss suffered to John Millman.
Yet, Kyrgios still remains one of the most talented and promising players on the Tour. When motivated and confident, Kyrgios never falls to show an enormous level of talent on the court. “You are very fortunate to play tennis.
You are very fortunate to be there. You are very fortunate for everything. Enjoy it, train hard and try at least one or two years – hard,” Leconte said. Kyrgios is set to bid for his first title of 2017 at this week’s European Open in Antwerp.
No. 3 seed Kyrgios is due to meet either Ruben Bemelmans or Peter Gojowczyk after a first-round bye. Also read: Nick Kyrgios happy to prepare in Brisbane for Australian Open .