It's never going to be easy for a youngster to have a generally-accepted behavior once he got in touch with a certain level of fame. Nick Kyrgios, now on the verge of turning 22 years of age, had his fair amount of dark moments on the professional tour. Being an early-bloomer of men's tennis his past decisions might not have been the brightest. But 2017 seems to be the right moment to push harder as the young Aussie did some impressive work recently especially against Novak Djokovic whom be had beaten twice ( Acapulco and Indian Wells) each time in straight sets.

A different type of player

Going a few years back, while taking his first steps as a professional tennis player, Nick Kyrgios put up a wall around him, a barrier that often described him as an arrogant, selfish and all-knowing guy. He must have been tired of this particular label, and the change is visible. In Acapulco as well as in Indian Wells his behavior on the tennis court was quite different picturing a calm player who trusts his game the most without being annoying, irritating or something in this range. These are clear signs that he is now ready to take a step forward with his future as a professional athlete, even a top-player. In Miami, he will have the right chance to do so. An unfortunate event which a food-poisoning can be described as forced him to withdrew before his long-anticipated clash with Federer.

It would have been the best possible opportunity for him to prove his high value playing against the best player on the ATP circuit in 2017.

Kyrgios to face Damir Dzumhur

Being the 12 seed in Miami, Kyrgios (16 ATP) received a bye for the first round session. In the next one, he is set to face Damir Dzumhur (66 ATP). It'll be their first clash on an ATP level tournament.

Despite possessing a low ranking, the player from Bosnia has been showing a constant pace lately. From Kyrgios side, the event in Miami it might be tricky. The conditions are quite different compared to those from Indian Wells. There, the dryness caused by the desert proximity did work in his favor allowing him to rely on his big, powerful serve. On the other side, Miami is well-known for a high level of humidity which will slow balls down. It's a significant change up to which Kyrgios must adjust his game plan.