Kyrgios targets Queen's title

05 March 2019 09:47:30 EST

Nick Kyrgios says he is looking forward to the grass court season and wants to win the Queen's Club title this year.

The Australian is in good form, having won the Mexican Open last week, his first ATP title in 14 months, which he won beating Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, John Isner and Alexander Zverev along the way.

The courts are perfect, they suit my game and if I go well it will set me up perfectly for Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios

The clay court season will soon be upon the players but Kyrgios is already looking further ahead, to the grass where he sees his best chance of landing more titles, starting at Queen's.

Confirming his participation at the event, Kyrgios said: "The courts are perfect, they suit my game and if I go well it will set me up perfectly for Wimbledon.

"I know what I can do if I'm feeling good, and I want to show that on the grass at Queen's and Wimbledon this year.

"The Fever-Tree Championships is a great event, one of my good mates Andy Murray won the title five times there, so that shows how important it is."

Murray has yet to decide whether he will take part at Queen's, having had further surgery on his hip last month.

However, new British number one Kyle Edmund will be among those in action along with Marin Cilic and rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has entered the world's top 10 for the first time.

Kyrgios reached the semi-finals at Queen's last year, his best record at the tournament, beating both Murray and Edmund. His best record at Wimbledon was a quarter-final appearance in 2014.

Kyrgios is 25/1 to win this year's Wimbledon with defending champion Novak Djokovic 13/8 and Roger Federer 10/3.

Djokovic is 9/4 to win the French Open with Nadal 11/10 to win again in Paris.

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