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Kyrgios Is Getting Ready For What He Hopes Is A Big Ride
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios is strapping in for what could be the ride of his life after reaching the Wimbledon Championship quarter-finals, posting a huge upset win over Rafael Nadal before losing to Milos Raonic.

The 19-year-old will have to be prepared for a new level of interest and attention to his big game. But the homebody from Canberra, said he's ready for whatever comes his way,

"There is a lot of room for improvement," said the number 144 who will more inside the top 100 in the Monday ATP rankings. "But at the same time, there's something special I have that can make it deep into Grand Slams.  I'm doing it at 19.
           
"I think in the future there's going to be something there that, of course I can go a bit further."

Kyrgios, managed by a boutique PR shop in London, has been told to brace for a new life after his tennis achievements for a country starved for a new champion after 33-year-old Lleyton Hewitt.

"I'm pretty aware of that life has changed. I've noticed the change: On the first day I was walking around the crowds and no one noticed me at all. Then I was walking around the crowds yesterday and this morning and everyone's noticing me," he said after losing to Raonic.

"I'll do whatever I can to control the pressure: work hard, give great effort.  When I'm back home, I'm going to spend about a week and a half at home now and do a training block in Melbourne.  I'm just going to do whatever I can."

Krygios is next scheduled for play on grass next week in Newport in the US, a plan which might be subject to revision.
 
"This has been the best couple weeks of my life.  Never did I think that I was ever going to make quarter-finals of Wimbledon and beat Nadal on Centre Court.  It's all happened pretty fast.
           
"I don't think it's completely sunk in yet. I'm just going to reflect on that the next couple days."



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