The Australian tennis ace, Nick Kyrgios concluded his season early in October. Due to his elbow injury which compelled him to withdraw from of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The 23-year-old Australian surrendered his number one Australian ranking to the fellow Australian, 19-year-old Alex de Minaur. Kyrgios flew back home and since then he has been consulting psychologists. He is dealing with the mental health issues that had pestered him throughout the season.
“I was obviously struggling with a couple of things on and off the court this year, so it hasn’t been easy,” he addressed the hometown newspaper the Canberra Times. “But I’m starting to see some psychologists and trying to get on top of my mental health. I probably left it a little too long. But I’ve been doing that and I feel more open about talking about it, I don’t feel like I’ve got to hide that sort of stuff any more.”
Kygrios’ exasperation has made him disreputable. His short-tempered behaviour and petulancy causing hindrance to his on-court profession. At the US Open in August, Umpire Lahyani spoke to the Australian in the middle of the match. That incident became a controversial pep talk and Kygrios was perceived as if he did not make any efforts to set it. Also, he exited from the Shanghai Masters in the first round. Over there he was also criticised for his lacklustre performance.
Kyrgios said he was “very lucky” to have had an international tennis career. He announced that he would call off his playing season to fix his mental health along with his physical game. “I’m going to work with my team to get the correct schedule, I don’t think I’ve got it right the last couple of years because I haven’t made it to the end of the year once,” he said.