Nick Kyrgios Makes Encouraging Announcement Amid Doubts Over Australian Open 2022

Published 01/11/2022, 4:15 AM EST
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)


Nick Kyrgios, the 114th ranked Australian, is the latest star to be affected by Covid-19. He had received a wildcard to participate in the Sydney Tennis Classic tournament. However, he had to withdraw from the tournament after testing positive for the virus. However, the Aussie made sure to update his fans about his health condition.

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Nick Kyrgios’ message to his fans

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In the story posted on January 11th, 2022, on his official Instagram handle, Kyrgios said that he didn’t feel too bad at the moment. He further went on to add, “I am taking all the necessary precautions at the moment. Obviously not ideal a week ahead of the Australian Open, but I am doing everything in my power to be ok and get out there and hopefully give you’ll a show.”

 

“I just don’t want this to take away from the Australian summer of tennis. We’ve had a lot of great results. A lot of other Aussies are doing really well,” he added. Despite suffering a setback because of Covid, the Australian promised his fans that he would do everything he could to get back on the court and give the home crowd a show!

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Analysis of Kyrgios’ 2021 season

Nick Kyrgios enters the 2022 season on the back of a disappointing previous season. Owing to his previous struggles with asthma, the Australian could participate in only 8 tournaments, including 3 Grand Slams. His overall win-loss record in 2021 stood at 7-8.

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The 26-year-old, who has a career-best ranking of 13, was once considered the Gen-Z star who could topple the big-3. However, owing to his injury struggles, he has languished at 114 on the ATP ranking charts.

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 29: Nick Kyrgios of Australia is seen during a match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)

The Australian could not proceed beyond the round of 32 at the 2021 Australian Open. He went down to Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6 in a 5-setter thriller.

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Kyrgios would be praying to get back on the court in good shape ahead of next week’s Australian Open. Will Nick Kyrgios play at the Australian Open and can he put on a show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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