Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios earned his fourth ATP Challenger title when he defeated Sam Groth in an all-Aussie Nottingham final on Saturday afternoon. Krygios beat Groth in a rain-delayed final that ended 7-6(3) 7-6(7).
“I knew that I was more than capable of winning the tournament if I played my game and just had the right attitude,” Kyrgios said. “I struggled a bit the first week, but bounced back well and eight matches it seems like an absolute journey to win one. “I’ll put my feet up for the next couple of days and head to Roehampton and get some time on the grass courts there and just chill out.”
The win guarantees the 19-year-old a wildcard into the main draw at Wimbledon.
“When I got that phone call I was just overwhelmed with happiness because that’s everyone’s dream to play Wimbledon main draw one day,” Kyrgios said after the win. “To have that opportunity this year, it’s massive. I’m going to grasp it with both arms and just go out there and do my absolute best.”
Even British No. 1 Andy Murray has taken notice of the young Aussie, and has predicted him to be one of the future stars to watch out for.
“Another challenger win for @NickKyrgios this time on grass.. also won challengers on hard and clay! Next big aussie star,” he tweeted. “We will be seeing a lot of him very shortly on the main tour.”
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