KYRGIOS THE ONE TO WATCH
NICK Kyrgios has been marked as a future Wimbledon champ by Channel Seven commentator and Australian tennis doubles champ Todd Woodbridge as the network launches its Wimbledon coverage this week.
The talented 20-year-old Kyrgios (below) and fellow-Aussies Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur lead the Australian hopes – and Seven’s of big ratings – as the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament begins tomorrow.
Woodbridge, long a fan of the explosive Kyrgios, says while this year may not be his year, Kyrgios’ developing game gives him a fear factor on grass, and once the youngster backs himself on the surface, a future championship is not out of reach.
Meanwhile, Seven will be hoping the Aussie playing contingent survives the early rounds of the championship as it embarks on two weeks of coverage across two of its channels – historically ratings drop as the Aussies topple out.
Day one of competition kicks off tomorrow night on Seven, with Woodbridge and three-time Wimbledon champion John Newcombe, along with Rennae Stubbs, Sam Smith and Geoff Masters.
As part of its continued push into bigger sports coverage, Seven will continue the rollout of its free sports apps to allow live streaming of the championships.
Tennis fans will see the best two matches live and free each day on 7TWO or Channel Seven and 7tennis.com.au, along with plenty of other top matches.
WIMBLEDON FROM 8.35PM, MONDAY, SEVEN