I had a shocking sleep; There was so much worry, Kyrgios ahead of final vs Djokovic

Prior to entering the Wimbledon final, the 27-year-old never progressed beyond the quarterfinal stage in singles at a Grand Slam, although he was at one point ranked number 13 in the world.

Kyrgios admitted before the Wimbledon singles final against Novak Djokovic that he had butterflies in his stomach as he waited for a clash against the Serbian, winner of the 20 Major.

“I had a shocking sleep last night (Thursday), though, to be honest. I probably got an hour’s sleep with everything, like euphoria. I was so worried, I was already feeling very upset , and I don’t usually feel nervous,” Kyrgios was quoted as saying by atptour.com.

“I just know that there are a lot of people who want me to do well and give my best. But I had a shocking sleep last night. Hope I get some sleep tonight.”

“I was just restless, I had so many thoughts in my head about the Wimbledon final. That’s all I was thinking. I was just thinking about playing, obviously imagining myself winning, myself was imagining to lose, everything.”

Kyrgios, who is currently ranked 40th in the ATP rankings, believes his experience during this year’s Australian Open, where he and Thanasi Kokinakis won the doubles title, gave him some confidence .

“You just have to ride the waves, roll with the punches at a Grand Slam. Like, you just don’t know. You really don’t know. You can be four points away from losing a tournament, then 11 days later you don’t know.” I’m in the finals. I feel like I’m taking it now because it comes now more than ever.”

Kyrgios also wished Nadal a speedy recovery and said he really wants to play the Spanish giant in the semi-finals here.

“It’s not the way I wanted to reach the final. As a competitor, I really wanted that match. It was clearly something that as soon as I beat Garin, Rafa was a high probability It was, someone I had so good the fight with the first. We’ve both won against each other in this tournament. I really wanted to see how the third chapter was going,” Kyrgios said.

“Obviously you would never want to see someone who is so important to the sport go down with an injury like this. He’s played so much tennis now. He’s had a grueling season. I hope he Will be fine. I’m sure I’ll play him on a big stage again.”

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