Nick Kyrgios Gets Major Boost Ahead of ATP Indian Wells 2021

Published 09/22/2021, 1:52 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Very few players in the history of the sport would have played it on their own terms and were least bothered by winning tour titles or grand slams for that matter. Nick Kyrgios will sure fall in that category of athletes who plays the game to entertain the audience irrespective of the result.

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Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

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Right from the start of his career, the Australian was told by many pundits that he has incredible talent and lacks discipline to reach the pinnacle of this highly competitive sport. But, Kyrgios barely took any advice and proceeded in his own way.

Titles didn’t fall on his lap as he struggled to put in consistent performances one day after the other. But, if there’s one thing Kyrgios is always successful at, it is to produce enthralling matches for the fans who paid money to come and watch the Aussie play.

Aug 3, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a forehand against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

If the above mentioned aspect alone is the barometer, then Kyrgios had achieved that by now as there are scores of fans who pay to watch him play on any stadium across the world.

Nick Kyrgios gets qualified for the main draw at Indian Wells Masters

Currently preparing to represent Team World in the Laver Cup that starts on Friday, Kyrgios will be extending his stay in USA as he gets qualified for the main draw of the upcoming Indian Wells Masters.

The BNP Paribas Open, which is due to start from October 6th, will see the Australian in action as Slovenian tennis player Aljaz Bedene pulled out from the event.

His departure allows the Australian to make a main-draw entry at the masters event which already has a powerful line-up in the form of Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, etc., After the US Open, it’s highly unlikely that Novak Djokovic would want to come back and participate in the event.

Currently, the Serbian tennis star is spending quality time at home with his family and is yet to take a decision on his return to the ATP tour.

Expectations ride high on Kyrgios to take Team World to victory at the Laver Cup this year

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Coming to Nick Kyrgios, the Australian produced a couple of intriguing performances at the Wimbledon Championships before pulling out mid-way from his third-round match against Felix Auger-Aliassime. Since then, the Australian didn’t enjoy much success on the US hard-court season.

His US Open run was demolished by Roberto Bautista Agut as the Spaniard defeated Kyrgios in straight sets during the first-round match. But, the upcoming Laver Cup might boost the morale of the Aussie as he has always vouched for more team events in tennis.

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Clearly, Kyrgios loves this exhibition tournament as he played some memorable matches in both singles and doubles events against the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and others. The Australian will have a huge role to play in taking Team World to its first-ever Laver Cup title.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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