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Kyrgios unconcerned about finding a coach

2017-03-08 13:15
Nick Kyrgios (Getty)

Sydney - Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has confirmed that since the Australian Open in January, he has not approached anyone to coach him.

Kyrgios crashed out of the first grand slam of the year in Melbourne when he lost in the second round to Andreas Seppi and at a press conference afterwards he mentioned the possibility of hiring a coach.

But in an interview with ESPN, the 21-year-old said he was no closer to appointing a new coach as he did not see the need especially after beating world number two Novak Djokovic in Acapulco last week.

"Ummm, no, no-one as of yet," Kyrgios told ESPN when questioned about hiring a coach. "I've been thinking about it. But I think where my game is right now is pretty good.

"I think coming off one of my greatest wins last week against Djokovic, to do that without a coach is, I think, a great accomplishment."

In 2016, Kyrgios won three ATP singles titles (Marseille, Atlanta and Tokyo) without a coach and is currently ranked 16th in the ATP rankings.

The Australian will next be in action at Indian Wells this week and if results go according to plan could be up against Djokovic in the fourth round.

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