Maturing Kyrgios in better 'head space' after loss
Melbourne: Nick Kyrgios says he's in a much better "head space" than this time last year when he was booed off court at the Australian Open, and looking forward to what comes next.
Twelve months ago the combustible Australian was in a bad place after being jeered and accused of giving up as he crashed out in the second round in a stormy five-set defeat to Italian Andreas Seppi.
Tennis great John McEnroe labelled him as "mentally (ranked) about 200 in the world" and said he was giving the sport a "black eye". But a year on and Kyrgios seems to have turned a corner. He remains an exciting and unpredicable talent, but with a calmer persona. "I think I'm in a good head space."