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John McEnroe says it would be a hell of an opportunity to coach Nick Kyrgios

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John McEnroe responds to invitation to coach Nick Kyrgios

The Australian bad boy lost to Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon (Picture: Getty)

John McEnroe has opened the door to potentially coaching Nick Kyrgios and says the Australian bad boy of tennis can be a top five player in the world if he changes his mentality.

Kyrgios exited Wimbledon in the second round, losing to semi-finalist Rafael Nadal, and admitted afterwards that there are several areas he could improve on, saying: I probably havent trained enough. I dont have a coach. I havent been doing enough gym.

The 24-year-old has been without a coach for much of his professional career, but McEnroe – who worked with Milos Raonic previously – might be tempted to team up.

John McEnroe responds to invitation to coach Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios have Nadal his biggest test at this years Wimbledon (Picture: Getty)

Asked about the possibility on BBC Radio 5 live, the seven-time Grand Slam winner said: It would be a hell of an opportunity and, boy, it would be a tough gig, but…

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It would be interesting. People ask me that all the time. They do ask me about Nick.

McEnroe, Henman & Cash discuss Kyrgios

Caller: Youre the man to coach Nick Kyrgios, youve been there and done it.

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Pat Cash: Yes, I think youre right.

Tim Henman: Everyones got a price.

McEnroe: Yeah, well, it would be a hell of an opportunity and, boy, it would be a tough gig, but…

Henman: It would be a hell of a partnership.

McEnroe: It would be. It would be interesting. People ask me that all the time. They do ask me about Nick.

Henman: Whats one above volatile? Whats the sort of next level above?

McEnroe: The next level above Kyrgios? [laughing]

Cash: Volatile!

Kyrgios has often been criticised for tanking in matches, only seeming to motivate himself when he takes on a big name, and McEnroe believes he would compete for titles if he can change his attitude.

The American continued: Is he good for the game? Yes hes good for the game. Does he sell tickets? Yes. I cant handle the fact that he only tries half the time. We cant support that anymore. I dont think he should be out there anymore unless he gives an honest effort – thats my personal opinion.

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