Sleep eludes Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios has brazenly declared in the past that he hates tennis at times but on Thursday night, after his spot in the Wimbledon final was confirmed, the Australian was so restless that he was unable to sleep more than an hour.
Kyrgios was at dinner when he found out his scheduled semi-final showdown on Friday against Rafael Nadal had been cancelled with Spain’s 22-time grand slam champion forced to pull out due to a tear in his abdomen muscle.
“It’s not the way I wanted to get to the final,” Kyrgios said on Friday. “As a competitor, I really did want that match. We’ve both taken a win against each other at this tournament. I really did want to see how the third chapter was going to go.”
Kyrgios added that he will use the extra day off before Sunday’s final to get in an extended practice session and also catch up on some sleep.
“I probably got an hour’s sleep just with everything, like the excitement,” he said, with a big smile on his face. “I was just restless, so many thoughts in my head about a Wimbledon final.”