Nick Kyrgios reveals secret to beating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

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Nick Kyrgios has revealed he knows exactly how to beat world superstars of tennis such as Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

The controversial Australian has a brilliant record against the so-called 'big three', but has disappointed when playing lesser opposition.

Kyrgios recently beat Nadal en route to his first title win of 2019 in Acapulco, and he defeated Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev and John Isner to get to the final.

He also holds a record of 6-6 against Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, whereby he has played them all 12 times, beating them in six of those matches.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Kyrgios revealed his secret to how he approaches games against the world's best.

"I just go out there and do my thing and nothing changes whether I’m playing Alexander Bublik or Federer or Rafa," Kyrgios said.

"They don’t do anything spectacularly well. Obviously Federer is unbelievably talented and the greatest of all time, but he gets tired in tight situations.

"Djokovic struggles with short balls, he doesn’t like to come forward. Second serve can get a bit shaky.

"Rafa loves to be defensive so you can really push through his forehand and expose how far back he stands. So they do have weaknesses and if you play the right way and execute it right under pressure then they can be beaten.

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"You just have to play the right way and for the stars to align. Of course they are a level above all of us, but they are definitely beatable, I don’t think like they are gods to the sport."

Despite his incredible ability, Kyrgios' career has been blighted with controversy on the court.

He is feisty and competitive, but his behaviour has crossed the line on several occasions, most recently when he called the chair umpire 'a disgrace' following defeat in a doubles match at the Miami Open.

Kyrgios still remains in the singles event in Miami and will face Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the next round.

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