Nick Kyrgios Commends Tennis Australia Ahead of His Comeback

Published 12/25/2021, 2:09 AM 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 tennis star Nick Kyrgios has surely made a name for himself on the circuit. Once hailed as the future World No. 1 owing to his skills and prospects, Kyrgios has dropped off the top rankings in the past few years.

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The 26-year-old has struggled with frequent injuries over the years and been unable to have a consistent run on the Tour. Now, he’s ready to make an impact comeback during the Australian summer and he commended Tennis Australia for their efforts in organizing it.

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Nick Kyrgios will return to tennis after a three-month break

Nick Kyrgios last played at the Laver Cup in the Men’s Doubles, where he partnered up with John Isner. However, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev knocked them out on the group stage itself.

Nick Kyrgios attempts a shot between his legs during the first set of his match against Team Europe player Stefanos Tsitsipas at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters

Now, he is set to return to tennis starting next year at the ATP 250 in the Melbourne Summer Set. The tournament is a warmup tournament on the road to the Australian Open. The Grand Slam will begin on the 17th of January and go on till the end of the month.

The Australian star is excited to play in front of his home audience. He also appreciates the efforts of Tennis Australia in ensuring that players have an ample amount of warm-up tournaments available. “Obviously, I’m excited to play at home,” Kyrgios expressed.

“Tennis Australia has done a great job getting things together and giving us more options to play at home before the Australian Open,” Kyrgios said.

Furthermore, stars like Naomi Osaka, Grigor Dimitrov, Emma Raducanu, and Simona Halep will be at the tournament series as well.

Kyrgios is preparing hard ahead of the Australian Open

Recently, Kyrgios has been spotted regularly on practice courts, in preparation for the Australian Open. The star put the circuit on notice with pictures from the gym on Instagram.

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates a point against Netherland’s Robin Haase in their men’s singles second round match on the fourth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

At the end of September 2021, Nick Kyrgios, by way of Instagram stories, had revealed that his left knee was injured. This was when he exited the tour for the rest of the year. “Over the past couple months, I haven’t been 100 percent healthy. I’ve been dealing with left knee patella tendinopathy and continuing to play without treating it can lead to further pain and greater setbacks,” Kyrgios wrote.

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However, he had expressed confidence in being able to return by the 2022 Australian Open. 

 

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Kyrgios is certainly projecting a renewed fervor and determination for the sport. Thus, it will be interesting to see his performance next year. After all, he too would want to perform well in his home country starting next month.

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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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