Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios remains optimistic ahead of Wimbledon as he definitely sees himself as someone who could make a splash at the tournament this year. The 22-year-old considers grass to be his favorite tennis surface. The fastest surface in the world fits his aggressive game style perfectly. The world Number 20's big serve and heavy groundstrokes could be a nightmare for his opponents.

''I honestly do think I can win it. Might need a bit of luck – and everything to fall into place – but I do believe I can win,'' Kyrgios said, as quoted by The Guardian.

Kyrgios is set to make his fourth consecutive appearance at the All England Club when he takes on French Pierre-Hugues Herbert in round one. The Australian is coming off a round-of-16 showing in back-to-back years at the tournament. He stunned Spain's Rafa Nadal to reach the quarter-final stage in his debut appearance before losing to big-serving Milos Raonic.

Not an ideal preparation

Nick Kyrgios has had an interrupted grass-court season so far after an unfortunate ending to the Aegon Championships last week. The Australian slipped on the grass of Queen's during his first-round match against Donald Young of the USA and was forced to retire after trying to play through a hip injury initially. Hip problems are no stranger to the 22-year-old, who has been dealing with that injury all season long.

However, Kyrgios decided not to take a full rest before the start of Wimbledon, opting to play in this week's The Boodles exhibition. The Australian was searching for an extra preparation and more matches prior to The Championships. In a laid-back vibe, he collected two wins over veterans Philipp Kohlschreiber and Viktor Troicki.

Kyrgios revealed he ''took some time off'' after the Queen's event as he was focused on healing the injury. The attractive player added he hopes it's ''settled down a bit'' before insisting that he ''looks forward'' to featuring at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios lacks no confidence

Nick Kyrgios' chances of landing a Wimbledon title have taken a step backward after the Queen's incident.

How much will the Australian be able to offer at the upcoming Grand Slam tournament, in the best-of-five-sets format remains a question. However, the world number 20 is not interested in backing down at The Championships.

''Some would say I’m probably not in the best shape this year to go in and expect something, but I feel like if I’m serving well and I’m playing the right style of tennis, the sky’s the limit at Wimbledon,'' the 2014 Wimbledon quarter-finalist added.