The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS - By Deb­bie Schipp

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 7ten­, along with plenty of other top matches.


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