‘Heart-Broken’ and Injury-Riddled Nick Kyrgios Reacts to Serena Williams’ Long-Time Coach’s Emotional Message – ‘I’m on the Table..’

Published 01/17/2023, 7:30 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 20, 2022 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his second round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Nick Kyrgios‘ sudden withdrawal has taken a toll on him, his fans, and the people close to him. After his shock announcement, the 2022 Wimbledon finalist replied to Serena Williams’ former coach Patrick Mouratoglou’s emotional message. Just 11 hours before the start of the first Grand Slam of the year, the 27-year-old broke the hearts of his fans, announcing his withdrawal from his home Grand Slam tournament. This came out to be a shock as the fans of the current world number 21 were looking forward to seeing him dominate the Melbourne courts.

Nick Kyrgios reacts to an emotional message about his withdrawal

The well-known French coach took to his Twitter account to share an emotional message for the 2022 Wimbledon finalist. He wrote, “@NickKyrgios you will be heavily missed…” as the Australian Open kicks start with a bang. 

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To that, the 27-year-old retweeted and wrote, “I know. Trust me, my heart is broken. But I’m on the table Monday to get fixed, I’ll be back!” And expressed that the feeling is mutual, and he is eagerly waiting to get back on the court. 

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The world number 21 withdrew from the Australian Open because of a knee injury. While announcing his withdrawal, he also disclosed the date of his knee surgery, which has been planned for the following Monday. Although there were many concerns with his abrupt withdrawal, the Aussie tennis star gave a sneak peek to support his decision.

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When Mouratoglou enjoyed Kyrgios’ on-court energy 

During last year’s Australian Open, when the 27-year-old tennis player faced Daniil Medvedev, the Mouratoglou shared how he loves the energy that Kyrgios brings during the match.

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It was a match filled with energy where both tennis players tried to maintain their energy. Nevertheless, the Russian star won the match and advanced to the third round of the tournament. Despite the disappointing outcome, Kyrgios marked the beginning of what was going to be the most successful season of his tennis career. 

Can Kyrgios build on his impressive 2022 season and make a mark on the ATP Tour in 2023? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

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