‘I’m Proud of What I Achieved’- Nick Kyrgios Shares Inspiring Words on How He Overcame His Toughest Times

Published 01/11/2022, 12:27 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates match point in his Men’s Singles First Round match against Ugo Humbert of France during Day Three of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Nick Kyrgios, the Australian tennis star, is one of the most popular players on tour wherever he goes. Audiences look forward to his matches, since they are never devoid of spectacle. Now, Kyrgios has joined up with TopCourt, a streaming platform that gives viewers an inside look in the lives of top tennis stars.

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In their announcement of the same, TopCourt shared a snippet of his episode with Kyrgios, where he talks about success.

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Nick Kyrgios changed his personal definition of success

Kyrgios took to Twitter to repost TopCourt’s announcement of the star joining their platform. He commented how it was a lot of fun for him.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02. Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Venus Williams of USA celebrate winning against Sabrina Santamaria and Austin Krajicek both of USA during their mixed doubles first round match on Day Five of The Championships. Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Ian Walton – Pool/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios talked about personal success, and how everyone can achieve their own dreams in their own way. He stated how many people “want to do something”, but are then told, “oh, you’re not good enough”.

 

Then, he opened up about a tough personal obstacle for himself. “When I was losing matches or- not being the person that I thought I should be, it was letting so many people down.” However, things changed for Kyrgios when he “stopped worrying about what they thought.”

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Thus, personal success changed for him when he began to reaffirm himself by his own standards. He talked about looking at himself in the mirror and saying, “I am proud of who I am today. I help people, I try to be better each day.”

Kyrgios is grateful for his position in the world

Kyrgios acknowledged the privileged and rare position he enjoys in the world. He stated how there are very few people in the world who become professional athletes. Thus, he is proud of what he has achieved in his life and career.

He then talked about how everybody can pave their own path to success, and that there is “no straight line way to get to ‘making it’, or getting to the top.” Kyrgios repeatedly stressed how “there’s so many different paths to get there.”

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“Just know that you can do it your way,” Kyrgios emphasized as he described how every athlete is different, and thus, so is every individual.

Currently, things look bleak for the Aussie as he has contracted the coronavirus and has pulled out of the Sydney Tennis Classic tournament, ahead of the Australian Open. Hopefully, however, he’ll be able to recover in time for the Grand Slam.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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