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“Kyrgios, Hurkacz, Fritz all very dangerous this Australian Open” – John Millman

Tennis: Millman says the AO Dunlop balls being used will make Kyrgios, Hurkacz and Fritz dangerous at the Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios at the 2022 Australian Open Nick Kyrgios at the 2022 Australian Open Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Australia’s John Millman believes that the balls being used during the upcoming Australian Open are light and quick and will favout some of the game’s bigger hitters.

Millman, who famously knocked Roger Federer out of the 2018 US Open in the fourth round, posted a tweet earlier this week, calling out Nick Kyrgios, Hubert Hurkacz and Taylor Fritz as being ones to watch out for.

“Having hit with the AO 2023 Dunlop balls the last week my general observation is they are light and quick, especially when new. Not the easiest to control initially even in the humid conditions where I am in Brisbane. NK, Hurkacz, Fritz all very dangerous this AO”

In response to a query, Millman added that the balls feel a little lighter, especially when they are now, when he tried them in Brisbane.

The Australian Summer of Tennis kicks off later this month with the inaugural edition of the United Cup, with WTA and ATP events being held in Adelaide, followed by the Australian Open, which begins on January 16.

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