Nick Kyrgios Looks for a Practice Partner on Wednesday Ahead of the US Open

Published 08/24/2021, 9:38 AM EDT
Aug 9, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Nick Kyrgios of Australia goes to return a ball to Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Nick Kyrgios is not having the best of the pre-tournament preparations this year. The Aussie lost three consecutive first round matches in the North American circuit. He also pulled out of the Winston-Salem Open a couple of days ago. However, he is now fully focused on the US Open and is searching for a practice partner.

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Kyrgios withdrew from the tournament in North Carolina due to a left knee injury. Fans had anticipated a strong battle between him and Andy Murray in the first round, however, he had other plans.

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Nick Kyrgios is finding a practice partner

The US Open begins on the 30th of August and will be an engaging and hotly contested tournament. In order to prepare for the final Grand Slam event of the year, the preparatory tournaments are extremely important. Nick Kyrgios failed to perform at any of these tournaments. Citi Open and the National Bank Open were the tournaments where Kyrgios could have shone.

His early exits from all these tournaments highlight his poor form at the moment. In his final tournament before the US Open, he pulled out without playing a game. His left knee injury has given him a problem throughout the year. However, he will be looking to put those troubles behind him and have a good run at the US Open.

He has asked for a partner to practice with on Wednesday ahead of the US Open beginning next Monday. The Aussie can produce great results if he is fully fit and in fine form.

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Kyrgios’ 2021 so far

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In an injury laden year, Kyrgios has tasted very little success so far. His 2021 win-loss record stands at 7-6 where he has withdrawn from half the tournaments. He has not had any success in the major events and also missed out on the French Open this year.

The Majority of his losses came due to loss in form or injuries. Kyrgios took a break after his Wimbledon Championships loss in the third round as a result of an abdominal injury. He lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round. As a result of his injury, he withdrew from the Olympic Games as well.

However, Kyrgios will be looking forward to a great US Open campaign and forget the rest of the year. His determination and skills can take him a long way if put to good use.

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 07: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory after winning the Men’s Final match against Ryan Harrison of the USA during day eight of the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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