“Entertainment more Important than Wins” – Kyrgios

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June 15, 2018 6:39 pm

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is ready to get back into the action again. Kyrgios suffered from an elbow injury and was forced to sit out for a while. The Australian will make his long-awaited comeback in Stuttgart.

Since the injury, he has played just one tournament in April, in Houston. This year he has opted to take a more cautious approach, unlike in the past.

He said: ‘I got told not to play the French Open last year and I played it. I think I’ve made a more mature decision this time and a lot of people are telling me it’s the right decision. All my medical staff, I saw (several) doctors and they all told me it was a smart move to not play Roland Garros.’

Nick Kyrgios is eager to return to action particularly in Wimbledon

Kyrgios was supposed to face Bernard Tomic in the first round of the Stuttgart Open but it was cancelled. He admitted: ‘When I saw my draw I thought I had a massive opportunity to do well,’ .

The Australian also spoke about his expectations for Wimbledon: ‘I’d love to do well there, I don’t think there’s anything stopping me if I have the right preparation in the next couple of weeks. Right now I’m taking it one day at a time with my rehab.

I’m in a good place physically and that’s all I can ask for.’ More than winning, Kyrgios wants to entertain people: ‘At the end of the day, people pay to come and see us, we’re entertainers.

They just want to see exciting tennis. For me, it’s the most important thing, I want to put on a good show.’

The 23-year old will next face Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals. Earlier, he had managed to defeat Maximilian Marterer in 3 sets to set up the clash.

Dhruv George

Dhruv George is an author for the Formula One and NASCAR division of EssentiallySports. He is a life-long F1 and MotoGP fan, developing a liking for McLaren and Carlos Sainz Jr, and recently began to follow NASCAR. He graduated from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai, with a PG Diploma in Journalism and now lives in Trivandrum.

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