Kyrgios prefers basketball to tennis

The Australian says that he would have loved to play basketball in the NBA but chose tennis instead.

"I was all for basketball and I made the decision to play tennis," Kyrgios told

"I got pushed by my parents and to this day I can still say I don't love the sport. It is just crazy how things go.

"If it's NBA on one channel and a tennis tournament on the other, I'm watching NBA 100 per cent.

"I just love basketball, I love the sport. I always have. I try when I'm on the road with tennis not to watch too many basketball videos and stuff like that, to keep me focused, but it's tough," he added.

Tennis legend John McEnroe believes the man to watch at Wimbledon is Kyrgios. 

"If I had to pick one guy to make a big breakthrough it would be Kyrgios," McEnroe said. 

"He brings this belief and intensity. He walks out there and there is something about him. It is not often you see that with a player, and it is nice to see," he added.