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Kyrgios is master of own destiny: Murray

AAP logoAAP 12/01/2017 Melissa Woods

World No.1 tennis player Andy Murray says the sky is the limit for Australian hope Nick Kyrgios, as long as he stays focused on the court.

Ahead of next week's Australian Open, Murray agreed with the widely-held assessment that the 21-year-old is a prodigious talent.

"I think in terms of how far he can go as a player it's really up to him," Murray said.

"He's got a great game and he's a good athlete.

"He's a smart player on the court when he's focused and I think maybe he doesn't get enough credit for that because when his mind's on the game he's a very intelligent player."

But the tournament's top seed says Kyrgios needs to find more consistency to succeed.

"He just needs to find that consistency and be a bit more focused though the year."

Murray said that Kyrgios rose to the challenge of taking on the game's best on the biggest stages, which was an attribute not shared by all.

"Some players, when they get in big moments or big situations they get tight or freeze and that's not really him."

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