Australia's Nick Kyrgios gestures after missing a shot against South Africa's Kevin Anderson during their second-round match at the French Open.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios gestures after missing a shot against South Africa's Kevin Anderson during their second-round match at the French Open. David Vincent

McEnroe open to coaching fellow 'head case' Kyrgios

TENNIS: The original super brat, John McEnroe, has nominated fellow "head case" Nick Kyrgios as the current player he would most like to coach.

Despite having criticised the young Aussie on numerous occasions, McEnroe would be open to forming a partnership with the 22-year-old.

He is open to a 10-week-a-year consultancy role now that his six children have grown up.

"The guy that would make the most sense on paper would be Nick Kyrgios because we are two head cases ... a bit wacky," he told Eurosport.

"Athletically, you can see it's there. He has the talent, you have to get yourself in great shape and mentally - it's the biggest hurdle for anyone.

"When I watch him, I get really concerned as I have already seen it happen where he has gone off and disappeared in a match."

Kyrgios last month hired Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean on a part-time basis to coach him.

"A job of a coach is figuring out what makes that person tick, it's not a case of him adapting to me - it doesn't work like that," McEnroe said.

"It's more that you have to adapt to that person. It really depends on the person."

News Corp Australia


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