Kyrgios said his player would have the forehand from Federer or Sock and the backhand from Djokovic. The serve would come from John Isner or Reilly Opelka, while the movement of the player would come from Nadal or Djokovic.
Nadal was once again chosen to provide the mental toughness of the player, while Kyrgios also said he would be happy to take on the mental side of the game from Lleyton Hewitt for his fantastic creation. And Kyrgios has revealed he will pass on his own swagger to the player.
With the best aspects of some of the best players to ever play the game in its arsenal, the creation would surely fancy its chances on the ATP Tour. The technically gifted and free-spirited, big-serving mentality monster could blow away all his opponents and dominate the sport for years if he was a true player.
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Federer has one of the most aesthetically pleasing forehands in the game, while Sock is one of the deadliest thanks to his spin and power. Djokovic, meanwhile, has one of the most consistent doubles backhands tennis has ever seen and is a pure master at using it.
Isner holds the record for most aces in a match when he served 113 in his 2010 Wimbledon victory over Nicolas Mahut in what is the longest match in tennis history. And Opelka is also renowned for its service.
Part of the reason Nadal and Djokovic enjoyed the success they have is that the pair have always been able to cover the pitch better than their opponents, hitting tricky shots and returning the ball point after point. And Nadal’s mentality has taken him over the line time and time again.
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Meanwhile, Kyrgios’ compatriot Hewitt was well known for his mental toughness, never-saying attitude and ability to turn games around after falling behind. And he could even give Nadal his money’s worth on that front. And Kyrgios’ arrogance was never in question.
Kyrgios was obviously killing time as he built his ideal tennis player and is set to miss the French Open, which starts on Sunday, for the fifth consecutive time this year. The 27-year-old has admitted he doesn’t like playing on clay but has previously revealed he intends to compete at Roland Garros next year.
Instead of heading to France this weekend, the maverick took to Instagram to show fans what he’s been up to. And his weekend included meeting fellow Aussie Tristan Tringali before getting a tattoo later.
Kyrgios’ dream player;
Forehand – Sock / Federer
Backhand – Djokovic
Volley – Federer
Movement – Djokovic / Nadal
Mind – Nadal / Hewitt
Swag – Kyrgios