Nick Kyrgios 'can win Wimbledon one day for sure' Lleyton Hewitt says

Abhinav Kini
Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is more than capable of winning a Wimbledon title according to Australia's Davis Cup captain and former world number one Lleyton Hewitt.

The 22-year-old had recently taken a break after a successful two-month period until April where he helped Australia to reach the semi-final of the Davis Cup.

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Kyrgios also reached the semi-final in Mexico, defeating Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final, before defeating the world number two again in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

The Australian would also meet Roger Federer in the semi-final in Miami as he tested the 35-year-old all the way in a three-hour classic with the Swiss eventually triumphing.

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Kyrgios will feature in the pre-Wimbledon Aegon Championships in June and Hewitt believes his fellow compatriot is more talented than he ever was and is capable of winning Wimbledon in the future.

"Oh, he's probably more talented than me!" Hewitt said, as quoted on The Telegraph. "The things he can do are pretty remarkable. He's so good he can get bored on the court."

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"The key is for him to concentrate and stay in the moment - knuckle down and work hard on every point and he has done that. He can then potentially see how good he can be because until you give your best effort on every point you won't know. Maybe he was even scared of that.

"Now he has been prepared to do it we are seeing how good he can be. He can beat anyone on any given day. Milos Raonic making the Wimbledon final can spur him on because to my mind he is as good if not better. And he can do it on every surface. Even a slow clay court with his power. He can win Wimbledon one day for sure. He is up there already just behind the top four or five guys."

Kyrgios' recent performances have been a huge improvement compared to his display in the 2017 Australian Open in January where he crashed out in the second round to Andreas Seppi.

Hewitt believes the support of friends, family and teammates have contributed to the world number 17's good form.

'After he lost early at the Australian Open he was pretty disappointed," he added. "We got him to come around the other [Davis Cup] team-mates and that was massive for him. He realised that people had his back and were going to come around him when times were tough."

"He responded brilliantly, helping out the young players and becoming the leader of the team. We now have a group chat (on the phone) throughout the year and that's really helped Nick."

The Aegon Championships take place from 19 June to 25 June.

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