Australian tennis star Nick “King” Kyrgios has spoken about how he wanted to go about his own path and not want to conform to the norm when it came to his tennis career in the second part of the ‘Break Point’ Series Season 1 which dropped on Netflix yesterday.
Kyrgios is among the stars prominently featured in the Break Point series during the best season of his career during which he reached his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon and won the Australian Open men’s doubles title with countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis.
“I’m not going to conform to a bunch of old rules. I don’t care who you are or what you are because I know I’m not really accepted. I’m just hungry now, I’m channeling it. If I win Wimbledon, it’s like a middle finger to everyone,” Kyrgios says in the series which was filmed last year.
“My goal this year was to reinvent myself on the tour. When we won the Australian Open doubles, I was like “Look, if I can do it in doubles, I can also do it in singles”. I’m here to show that I’m one of the best players in the world, especially on grass. They say, “He can beat anybody but he can’t be consistent enough to push for a Grand Slam”. I just want to shut everyone up.”
The Australian, who pulled out of this week’s event in Halle due to a knee injury, is among the headliners for the upcoming UTS season, which kicks off on July 21st in Los Angeles. UTS Los Angeles will take place on hard courts, the surface on which the Australian has won all seven of his career titles thus far.