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Class of 2020 International Hall of Fame inductee Goran Ivanisevic spoke with Todd Woodbridge on the Australian Open’s YouTube page to talk about his quarantine and his Hall of Fame career. Ivanisevic, a former Wimbledon champion and World No.2, also gave his thoughts on Aussie firebrand Nick Kyrgios.

And, as you might expect, those thoughts were rather interesting.

“He has some issues deep down,” Ivanisevic told Woodbridge, adding that he can relate to some of the things the Australian goes through emotionally on the court. “He is the worst for himself and I know how he feels. He is fighting with 100 people, sometimes he wants to prove something that is impossible to prove.”

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Ivanisevic, like so many, is blown away with Kyrgios’ natural talent.

“But there is no sense to talk about his talent because he is one of the biggest talents,” he said. “He is the guy who can win grand slams. He can beat anybody any day. He is, for me, the best server in the game. He can do whatever with the ball.”

Ivanisevic says it will be a shame for tennis if Kyrgios doesn’t find a way to win a major title.

“He has his demons and he is getting better and better and he will honestly regret one day if he’s kind of not be able to change. Because the guy’s so talented, to not to win a grand slam would be a shame for tennis. Hopefully he can change and do it because I think he’s a great guy—he’s funny he has some good comments, some time a little crazy—deep down he’s a good guy and tennis needs Nick Kyrgios and Nick Kyrgios needs tennis.”

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