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.’
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.’