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Nick Kyrgios ‘doesn’t want to be like Roger Federer’ as Aussie sends message to critics

Nick Kyrgios has claimed he does not want to be like Roger Federer. The pair have a good relationship on the tour and have contested some great matches, such as their epic encounter five years ago in Miami.

The duo have also shared some close matches at the Laver Cup representing their respective sides of Team Europe and Team World.

Like Federer, Kyrgios is a truly exciting player to watch and thoroughly entertains crowds around the world.

But perhaps the biggest difference between the pair is the consistency and ability to step up in the big moments, which Federer has done so often throughout his glittering career.

He has been relatively poor in the grand slams, with his best results coming at his native Australian Open and Wimbledon, where he has reached the quarter-finals.

The 26-year-old has often said winning a major or emulating the likes of Federer is not in his plans, and he reiterated this in an open interview with ABC’s 7.30.

“I have always been myself. To be honest, I look at myself in the mirror every day and I know I’m comfortable in my own skin,” he said.

“It took a long time to look myself in the mirror and thought, ‘I don’t really care if I win a Grand Slam. I don’t want to be like Roger Federer.’

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