Kyrgios: Grosjean helping me already

Nick Kyrgios believes new coach Sebastien Grosjean is already having a positive influence after successfully coming through his first round at Roland Garros.

Kyrgios outclassed Philipp Kohschreiber in his opening clash at Roland Garros on Tuesday, in his first Grand Slam match with Grosjean in his corner.

The 22-year-old has developed a wild-child reputation during the early stages of his career and was suspended by the tennis authorities last season.

However, Kyrgios says he is reaping the benefits of the influence of former world number four Grosjean.

“I was kind of just looking for the right person to guide me and keep me on track,” said Kyrgios.

“I definitely knew that to get to maybe top five and to really contend at slams, I probably needed someone in my corner that could help me at times.

“That definitely came from the people around me. They were always telling me and always reminding me that I had potential and I definitely needed someone to help me.

“I just wasn’t ready to have anyone. I was kind of just going with the flow and just taking every day one step at a time, just enjoying it and just trying to play.

“I got to 13 in the world without a coach, which is not too bad, I don’t think. It’s time now to knuckle down, I guess. He’s been there and done that.”