Cape Town - Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has given himself five years to
ascend to the top of the ATP rankings.
Like most of his seasons, the Australian has endured a
checkered 2017. While still searching for his first title of the year, Kyrgios
reached the final of the Cincinnati Masters and China Open.
But the year has still been marred with incidents on court,
with Kyrgios getting fined over $30 000 at the Shanghai Masters for walking off
the court and was widely criticised after he said he “is not dedicated to the
game at all” after his US open loss.
This makes Kyrgios’ following statement all the more head-scratching...
"I'd like to say I'd be in the top five in the world,
but there is a lot of work to do before then, I have to keep working hard and
take it day by day but hopefully top five and pushing for that number one
spot," Kyrgios told the Canberra Times.
Kyrgios, who has professed his love for basketball, admitted
that he would be lost without the sport.
"If I lost every match I played I'd probably have to go
back to school, I'm not really too sure, I don't really know what else to do
other than tennis," he continued.
"I'd probably be a tennis coach, but it's a tough
question, I'd probably go to university, but yeah I'd have to go back to school
and listen to my teachers."