“I’ll Be Dancing Around Next Year”: Nick Kyrgios Reflects on Australian Open 2021 Performance

Published 02/18/2021, 5:30 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


The Australian Open 2021 has been nothing less but a blockbuster event. And some of the credit solely goes to Nick Kyrgios for his on-court drama and unique tennis talent.

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After a great escape against Ugo Humbert in the second round, the Australian lost to Dominic Thiem in a thrilling contest. But in return, he gave a lasting memory to all the tennis fans.

And even though he played only three matches, he was responsible for turning the heat up in Melbourne Park. Looking back at his journey, the Australian said he’ll be back next year.

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Kyrgios says he’s here for a good time, not a long time

Coming back from a 13-month break is never easy for an athlete. However, Nick Kyrgios, 25, entered Melbourne Park with the same strong attitude that he had left with.

In his first match, the Australian star hit 14 aces to book a straight-set win against Frederico Ferreira Silva. His combustible playing style set the home crowd on fire.

He subsequently faced Ugo Humbert, a tough young competitor from France. Saving match points against him, Kyrgios made his comeback heard.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021, Austria’s Dominic Thiem with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios after winning their third-round match REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

However, meeting the Austrian World No. 3 Dominic Thiem, Kyrgios filled the need of the hour. He entertained the crowd, competed on his highest level, and also brought the best out of his opponent.

Although he lost after a 2-0 set lead, Nick was a winner in many other aspects. Recently, he shared a video of his journey at the Australian Open 2021 stating that he will be back again.

“Peace Melbourne, I’ll be dancing around there next year. I’m here for a good time not a long time,” Kyrgios wrote.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third-round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Without a coach or a team, the Australian maverick has carried his tennis career in his own special way. And, he is often considered to be lenient with his game.

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However, 2021 will mark a convincing return for Kyrgios as he looks forward to playing tournaments ahead. Wherever he goes, he will be one of the big reasons to watch that tournament.

Hopefully, Nick will continue the season with utmost fitness and bring more thunderous performances up ahead. Tennis fans are eagerly waiting to know where he is playing next.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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