‘Asthma Has Been Acting Like Crazy’: Nick Kyrgios Gives an Update on His Condition Ahead of Australian Open 2022

Published 01/04/2022, 11:15 PM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios acknowledges the spectators after losing his match by a walkover as he sustained an injury REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Australian fans have been waiting to see local boy Nick Kyrgios back in action after a brief gap. Kyrgios last played at the Laver Cup in Boston last year and flew back home. The Aussie was given a wild-card to play the warm-up event in Melbourne.

Hours before the start of his first-round match against Alex Molcan, Kyrgios pulled out of the match and it was later revealed that he was struggling with asthma over the past couple of days.


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Now, he posted a message on his Instagram stories and gave a detailed update on his injury to fans.

Hey guys, I just wanted to give you an update on how I’ve been feeling over the last couple of days. I’ve had numerous COVID tests and all come back negative. So, what I’ve got at the moment is really wearing me down. Kinda been bed-ridden over the last couple of days. Really struggling to breathe. My asthma has been acting up like crazy”. 

After a couple of days of rest, the Australian player revealed that he will hit the courts today and see if there’s any improvement. Also, Kyrgios praised his compatriots for putting up some incredible performances over the last two days.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Paul Childs

I’m actually gonna get out on court now to see how it feels [and] see if I’ve got any improvement. I don’t want it to take away from any of the good performances we have seen in the last couple of days. I’m super proud of all the Aussies, you know, killing it out there, having fun”.

Kyrgios would want to remain fit to play in-front of his home crowd at the Australian Open

Finally, the Aussie concluded by saying, “I’m getting a lot of messages and obviously a lot of hate as well for not playing but I’ll keep you updated and hopefully, I’m starting to feel better. Take it easy, guys”.


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Nick Kyrgios has always maintained that he plays tennis only to entertain the crowd and not to win titles. While this perspective towards the sport might not bring in accolades for the Aussie, he sure has become a player to look forward to for a section of sports fans.

Last year at the Australian Open, Kyrgios played a couple of enthralling matches against Ugo Humbert and Dominic Thiem. Same happened at Wimbledon where the Australian was cheered for his flamboyant tennis.

Aug 9, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a ball to Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of the Australian Open, Kyrgios would want to be perfectly healthy as local fans will throng Melbourne Park to see him dismantle opponents irrespective of the result.


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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.