New York - Nick Kyrgios is one of the exciting young talents that will be in action at the US Open this week, and the Australian already has his sights set on a successful campaign.
Kyrgios, who will begin his US Open journey against Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, already has two titles to his name this season, which came at the ATP Tour Open 13 in February and the BB&T Atlanta Open earlier this month.
The 21-year-old, though, has not fared as well in grand slams this year as he reached the third round at the Australian and French Opens. At Wimbledon, he managed to progress to the fourth round before falling to eventual champion Andy Murray.
Heading into the final grand slam of the year, Kyrgios is determined to have a strong showing in New York.
"People should know me well enough now to know I don't put a limit on what I'm doing or set a specific target or goal," he told reporters. "I'm going in confident, hungry and ready for a good, deep run."
Kyrgios is brimming with confidence going into the US Open as he believes the hard surface will suit his explosive and, sometimes, unorthodox style of play.
With that being said, the Canberra native warned his fellow competitors that beating him won’t be an easy feat.
"I had a good session on the new Grandstand [court] with Jack Sock and the court was pretty high-bouncing but fast, if that makes sense," he said. "It's great conditions for holding serve, which is going to make me tough to beat."